The All-Star Game will now have a designated hitter regardless of which league is hosting the contest.
Major League Baseball has announced four changes to the Midsummer Classic.
Other changes include a restriction on pitchers who have pitched the Sunday before the game, a one-man increase in the number of position players elected and a unique re-entry rule.
The new rules will take effect for this summer's All-Star Game, hosted by the Angels.
In addition to the existing injured catcher rule, the manager is now allowed to select one position player to re-enter a game in the event that the last available position player at any position is injured.