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AP source: MLB leans toward extra replay for 2012

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San Diego Padres right fielder Chris Denorfia makes a diving catch to rob Cincinnati Reds' Paul Janish of a hit in the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, April, 11, 2011 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

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More replay could be coming for Major League Baseball next season.

MLB is leaning toward expanding replay for 2012 to include trapped balls and fair-or-foul rulings down the lines, a person familiar with the talks tells The Associated Press.

Commissioner Bud Selig and a group of umpires discussed the extra video review at spring training and were in agreement, said the person, who recently spoke on condition of anonymity because the matter is still being discussed.

Baseball began using replay late in the 2008 season, though only to check potential home run balls. The NFL, NBA, NHL and the NCAA had already employed instant replay.

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