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Can a batter be substituted in the middle of a count?

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Yes he can. He is credited with an AB (at bat), rather than on OAB (Official at bat), for statistical purposes, since he did not begin the at bat with a 0/0 count.



I just wanted to add on the answer above:

1. If a player comes in to pinch hit with any two-strike count and strikes out, this is the only scenario in which the original batter is charged with the strikeout and the AB, the pinch hitter is charged with neither an AB or the K

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Can an uninjured pitcher be substituted in the middle of a count?

Yes, pitchers and hitters can be substituted at any time. Hitters can be substituted at any time, but unless he is injured, a pitcher must pitch to at least one batter before he can be taken out. A pitcher can be removed in the middle of an at-bat, however, if he had pitched to at least one hitter previously.

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What is the baseball rule when a batter is injured on a strike one foul ball and cannot continue his turn at bat?

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Can you pinch hit for a batter after he is pitched too?

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What is the rule in baseball if you skip a batter?

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