The Office of the Commissioner has appointed Justin Klemm as Director of Instant Replay.
Klemm, a former minor league umpire and minor league umpire administrator, will report to Peter Woodfork, MLB’s Senior Vice President, Baseball Operations. Klemm will be based at the headquarters of MLB Advanced Media in New York City which will also now serve as the league’s replay command center.
MLB also announced the hiring of seven new umpires for the upcoming season. Jordan Baker, Lance Barrett, Cory Blaser, Mike Estabrook, Mike Muchlinski, David Rackley and D.J. Reyburn all join the ranks of the MLB umpires.
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