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Yes. When there is one or more runners on base, it is mandatory for the pitcher to hold his arms to his side before entering his Setup Stance. When entering Setup Stance, he must hold the Baseball with both hands and come to a complete stop before throwing to any base, including pitching. However, if the runner wanted to be stupid and decided to run before the pitcher completes his Setup, he can throw the ball.

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Assuming he is right-handed, and if there is a runner on second base, he can either throw to second base or pitch.

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Q: When a pitcher is in the set position and his left foot crosses the pitching rubber with a runner on second base does he have to throw to second?
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