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What to Know About Trips to the Mound

Substitutions and Mound Visits  5.10 (a)-5.11 (D) (3) Substitution issues: Rule 5.10-b Comment Double-Switch: The manager must give the substitutions to the umpire before he signals. Both players must be given at the same time; A manager can do it as late as when he gets on the mound. If a manager signals before he […]

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Unannounced Substitutions

If a manager doesn’t notify the plate umpire of an intended substitution, this is referred to as an “unannounced substitution.” There is no specific penalty for an unannounced substitution, but it legally takes effect when the player takes his proper place in the field. This could occur when a player enters the batter’s box, takes […]