MLB is implementing a few changes for the upcoming 60-game season, including the National League adopting the designated hitter, and each team will be given a baserunner on second to open every half inning in extra innings.
"I like it. I'm coming from the American League, so I like the DH," Jeter said on "The Line Drive" with Kyle Sielaff. "Even extra innings. As a player, I'm just talking on my behalf as a player, I hated extra innings. I just didn't want to play them. You play in 162 games and it's a long season, and you play 15 or 18-inning games, it's not that much fun."
"The fans want to see a little more excitement in the sport," he added. "I think this is a year, especially, we can try some new things out and see what fans think about it."
The aim of the extra-innings change is to curb the amount of lengthy contests during the shortened season. The same approach has been used in the minor leagues for the last two seasons after being tested in the Gulf Coast League and Arizona Fall League prior to 2018.