Andrew Cashner, San Diego Padres, April 24, 2014 Padres left fielder Seth Smith suffered some sort of leg injury either fielding a ball in the bottom of the 10th inning or while running out a ground ball in the top of the 11th. The Padres had several position players remaining on the
Pitchers who played in the field for other reasons:1. Rick Rhoden, New York Yankees, June 11, 1988.Rhoden, a .238 career batter, started at DH and batted 7th. Yankee manager Billy Martin thought that the right-handed Rhoden was his best available option against Oriole lefty Jeff Ballard; righties Willie Randolph
Pitchers who played another position because their teams were out of position players:Note that many of these games occurred between 1986 and 1989, when major league teams voluntarily shortened their rosters to 24 from 25 to save money.New. Travis Wood, Spencer Patton, and Pedro Strop, Chicago Cubs, June 28, 2016.New.
Note that many of these games occurred between 1986 and 1989, when major league teams voluntarily shortened their rosters to 24 from 25 to save money.Pitchers who moved from pitcher to another position so that a different pitcher would have the platoon advantage (all pitchers righty except as noted):New. Cory
Occasionally, because of odd circumstances, a major league pitcher is called upon to play in the field. The next 5 posts list and detail those occasions.The categories:1. Pitchers in the starting lineup at other positions for fluky reasons, and who never actually played there.There are four possible reasons