Porter discusses replay system with Torre

Porter discusses replay system with Torre

ANAHEIM -- Joe Torre, Major League Baseball's executive vice president of baseball operations, met with Astros manager Bo Porter on Saturday to talk about any concerns he had about instant replay, which was expanded this year to include more plays and allow managers to challenge calls.

Porter said much of the talk centered on replay technology in the ballparks and whether the Astros were having any issues.

"He's trying to meet with all the managers and bench coaches, just to go over replay and how it's going and everybody's take," Porter said. "We ended up talking about some other baseball stuff, so it was good."

The Astros had been involved in 41 replay reviews entering Saturday, including 16 challenges by Porter. The Astros were successful in nine of their 16 challenges. Porter said he's been pleased with replay so far.

"I think it's gone good," he said. "I said this to Joe, the umpires have relaxed a little bit more. There is a common notion of we have a system in place that allows us to get the right call, and I think it's going well."

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.