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Can a relief pitcher in major league baseball come in and throw just one pitch or does he have to pitch completely to one batter?

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A pitcher who enters the game must pitch at least one full at bat. The only exception to this is if the pitcher suffers an injury during warmups or while pitching to the first batter that the umpires deem serious enough to warrant medical attention. Then the pitcher may be replaced before pitching one full at bat.

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