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Yes. Either the pitcher or the batter may be substituted for at any point in the at-bat. Only if it is not the first hitter that pitcher is facing, if it is the first batter he faces, he must pitch the entire at-bat unless injured, then he may be removed from the game

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Q: Can a pitcher be relieved after a pitch but before the batter is either out or places the ball in play?
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