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Interpretations of the DH Rule

Athletics third baseman Danny Valencia had to leave the April 20, 2016 game against the Yankees in the fourth inning due to a strained hamstring, which left the A’s in a bit of a pickle because A’s manager Bob Melvin did not want to play first baseman Mark Canha at third base. So Melvin opted to move Chris Coghlan from second to third base, and Jed Lowrie moved from DH to second base. However, because…

Athletics third baseman Danny Valencia had to leave the April 20, 2016 game against the Yankees in the fourth inning due to a strained hamstring, which left the A’s in a bit of a pickle because A’s manager Bob Melvin did not want to play first baseman Mark Canha at third base. So Melvin opted to move Chris Coghlan from second to third base, and Jed Lowrie moved from DH to second base. However, because…

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...The Playing Rules Committee should consider this and proact before a sticky situation develops in the future because of a rule that needs stronger language.

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