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Los Angeles Dodgers Head into Interleague Play Without a True DH

Published by on June 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Time for Interleague Play; what more can the Dodgers need other than experienced designated hitter Manny Ramirez? Ramirez won't be available until after Interleague Play ends for the year, however. It's time for Joe Torre to go back in time and think like an American League manager. 

He needs to remember the true rules of a DH in Interleague Play.

The DH cannot be used for any other player but the pitcher. Therefore, a position player cannot be used as a substitute. In this case that would be pitch hitter. Basically the Dodgers need the best hitter in the lineup not necessarily the best fielder, or a player that can focus on getting on base and knows how. 

The DH may change positions to become a...

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