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Protective Cap

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 5: Starting pitcher Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers dives to try and grab a ground ball hit by Jim Thome #25 (not shown) during the fourth inning of the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on September 5, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

MLB OKs Protective Cap For Pitchers, Fit For Camp

Big league pitchers might feel safer on the mound this season.

97.1 The Ticket–01/28/2014

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 5: Starting pitcher Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers dives to try and grab a ground ball hit by Jim Thome #25 (not shown) during the fourth inning of the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on September 5, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Pitchers Won’t Use Protective Caps This Season

In the wake of the life-threatening skull fracture suffered by Brandon McCarthy last season, MLB has been working to develop and test protective headgear for pitchers.

97.1 The Ticket–03/29/2013