Can a pitcher be moved to another position and then be brought back to pitch again in Major League Baseball?
Yes, a pitcher can be moved to another position temporarily and
then moved back to pitcher. Managers often made use of this
strategy during the 1980's, moving a pitcher to a corner outfield
position for one batter and then moving him back. As managers
started carrying more and more relief pitchers on their rosters the
need for this sort of maneuver lessened.