We should have CC play center, that would be a sight.
In the case of an American League club, you lose the DH doing it. Once Hughes takes a non-pitching position, he has to assume a spot in the batting order, and because he has been in the game, it has to be for the DH because the new pitcher would take the spot of the exiting fielder. (NOTE: This applies to the MLB level. I know at the HS level, the DH can hit for any position player as well as the Pitcher... not sure at NCAA)
Every time I have seen it, it was in the NL (Whitey Herzog used to do this all the time with the Cards in the 80's)
Well CC can hit.
He can hit better then A-rod.
Tell me how this works.Once the game pitcher is switched from the mound to a defensive position this move shall terminate the Designated Hitter role for the remainder of the game.
Let's say Ichiro is batting 1st and playing RF and Ibanez is the DH and he's batting 6th. Robertson is pitching.
Robertson moves to RF and Logan comes in to pitch to one batter: Robertson presumably goes into Ichiro's spot in the batting order (1st) since he's replaced him in the field. We lose the DH, so Logan presumably goes into Ibanez's spot (6th).
In the same inning, Robertson moves back to P and Dickerson goes into RF: Now what happens? Does Dickerson bat 1st or 6th?
It is also the reason that you have not, and probably won't see AL managers use this tactic. It is pretty straight forward in the NL where the pitcher was in the batting order to start with.