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Are there any designated hitters in the MLB?

Are there any designated hitters in the MLB?

With Major League Baseball implementing a universal designated hitter for the first time in 2020,’s beat reporters broke down the potential DH options for each of the 15 National League clubs. Below is a brief look at the situation for every NL team, with links to in-depth analysis for each club:

Who are the designated hitters for the San Diego Padres?

Had they known they’d need a DH in 2020, the Padres might not have traded Franmil Reyes last July. But there are still plenty of bat-first options available in San Diego. Josh Naylor and Francisco Mejía come with defensive question marks, but they both have serious upside at the plate and have yet to receive everyday playing time.

When did Ted Schmidt play in the major leagues?

Schmidt stayed in Reading, spending the rest of the 1971 season at the Double-A level. In 1972, he was promoted to the Triple-A Eugene Emeralds of the Pacific Coast League. Along with shortstop and third base, Schmidt also played second base during his time in the minor leagues.

Who are the designated hitters for the Atlanta Braves?

The Braves are saying they feel good about the many different options they have to use as the DH, but their best option might be to use Marcell Ozuna, whose defense has become a concern over the past couple seasons. If Ozuna is used as the DH on an everyday basis, Nick Markakis and Adam Duvall could platoon in left field.

Who was the only pitcher to throw a complete game no hitter?

But he’s no José Jiménez. Clemens is one of only seven pitchers to throw a complete-game one-hitter in the postseason. He took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in Game 4 of the 2000 American League Championship Series, but an Al Martin double off Tino Martinez’s glove broke it up.

When was the last time Pedro Martinez had a no hitter?

Pedro’s done that. In fact, he was perfect through nine. It happened on June 3, 1995, when he was with the Expos and facing the Padres. It was a scoreless tie when Martinez struck out Eddie Williams for his 27th out, but all that did was send the game to the 10th.

Who are the designated hitters for the New York Giants?

The Giants have several candidates for the DH spot, including Hunter Pence and Alex Dickerson, who were expected to form a platoon in left field. Given their recent injury histories, Pence and Dickerson should both benefit from the universal DH and could have an easier time staying healthy with more breaks from playing the field.

When did Ryan Braun become a designated hitter?

Now, that calculus has changed. While Braun has reveled in playing dad to Carter James, born May 31, the combination of the DH being implemented for 2020 and the prospect of playing this season in empty stadiums has him thinking more and more about ’21. More >

When did Victor Martinez become a designated hitter?

On March 31, 2011, Martínez made his debut for the Tigers as a designated hitter against the New York Yankees. Martínez was used almost exclusively as a designated hitter for the 2011 season, playing only 26 games at catcher and 6 games at first base.

Who is the DH for the Washington Nationals?

The Nationals found a clutch DH last year in postseason hero Howie Kendrick. He’s returned to the defending World Series champions for his 15th Major League season as a backup infielder, and he is a prime candidate to fill the DH role.

Who was the designated hitter for the Detroit Tigers?

Víctor Martínez (baseball) Víctor Jesús Martínez (born December 23, 1978), also known by his nickname “V-Mart”, is a Venezuelan former professional baseball designated hitter and catcher. Martínez played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, and Detroit Tigers.

What was Rick Wise’s no hitter in 1971?

Nearly three months after his no-hitter in 1971, Wise made his third-to-last start of the season, facing the Cubs at Veterans Stadium. After allowing three runs on four hits within the first seven batters, Wise proceeded to retire 32 in a row, the equivalent of a perfect game plus five more outs.