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It is not "natural" for a lefty to play second base, third base, or short stop. This is because of the footwork needed to make a play to first and second bases and the need for a lefty to turn his body around to make a throw. This would put a double-play combination at a severe disadvantage. In the infield that leaves first base. It is not uncommon to see lefties pitching or playing outfield.

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