Aug 22, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons (5) argues with third base umpire and crew chief Ted Barrett (65) after being thrown out of the game against the New York Yankees by first base umpire Scott Barry (not pictured) during the fifth inning of a game at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

First replay challenge issued by Blue Jays

History is being made. In the bottom of the sixth inning of the Toronto Blue Jays against the Minnesota Twins, Munenori Kawasaki threw a high ball to first baseman Jared Goedert.

Goedert may or may not have come off of the bag and the runner, Chris Rahl, was called safe. Toronto manager John Gibbons came out of the dugout and challenged the umpires to review the play, the first time a play other than a fair/foul home run or fan interference call has been challenged in Major League Baseball.

In less than two minutes, it was determined that Goedert’s foot did not come down onto the bag, and that the ruling on the field would stand as called, with Rahl being safe. Kawasaki was issued an error on the play.

By rule, Gibbons will not get another Manager’s Challenge. Should a play be close enough for review in the seventh inning or beyond, it will be at the discretion of the crew chief to review the play.

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