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# Can a pitcher change arms each time a batter changes sides of the plate?

Updated: 9/28/2023

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One Answer:No. He must declare before the at bat at stay that way even if the batter changes. Another Answer:In Major League Baseball, the pitcher must declare which hand he will throw with before the at-bat, allowing the hitter to switch sides if necessary. Both players may switch sides one time during the at-bat.

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11y ago

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11y ago

Yes. A switch-pitcher is allowed to change hands during an at-bat.

At the start of the at-bat, the pitcher must declare which arm he will throw with so the batter can determine which side of the plate he will bat at. Each player may switch sides one time during the at-bat and must make this known to the umpire-in-chief before-hand.

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