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Can a pitcher be moved to another position and then be brought back to pitch again in Major League Baseball?

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2007-03-18 17:09:08

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.

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