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Major League Baseball confident players, umpires will agree to expanded replay for 2014

Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre, right, and Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington talk in the hallway at the annual general managers meeting Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre, right, and Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington talk in the hallway at the annual general managers meeting Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)  (The Associated Press)

Major League Baseball is confident players and umpires will agree to expanded replay for the 2014 season.

MLB Executive Vice President Joe Torre said Tuesday he expects deals to be in place by January.

Virtually all umpires' calls other than balls and strikes, and foul tips will be reviewable. It's not yet clear whether umpires will be the ones reviewing the video at a central installation.

Owners are expected to give their go-ahead Thursday for funding the expanded replay.

Baseball started using video review in 2008 but limited it to home run calls.