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Ban sought on home plate collisions
Plate Collisions Base Heal
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey is helped from the field after a home plate collision that broke his leg and ended his 2011 season. - photo by Associated Press
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Baseball officials are up front about this: They want to ban home plate collisions to guard their investments. Minnesota's Joe Mauer, a former MVP and three-time batting champion, is less than halfway through a $184 million, eight-year contract. He was limited to 75 games at catcher this year in a concussion-shortened season.