Every position player who has thrown a pitch in the 2022 MLB season

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Sunday, September 4, 2022

Considering the sheer number of things that happen in a baseball game, there are plenty of opportunities for absurdities to occur -- players hitting balls that bounce in the dirt, fielders making multiple errors on the same play, Bartolo Colon launching home runs, and so on. The one that gets everyone excited, though, is when position players pitch.

What a good time! It's generally a farce, occasionally a revelation, and livens up even the dullest rout. Will Willians Astudillo throw an eephus pitch? Can Albert Pujols strike someone out? How many runs will Brett Phillips give up? All in good fun. After all, it generally happens when the game is so ridiculously out of reach that you could put pretty much anyone up there and the outcome wouldn't change.

WithLos Angeles Dodgers infielder Hanser Albertobeing the latest position player to take the mound, here's a short list of every time a non-pitcher has thrown a pitch this season. A quick note -- Shohei Ohtani does not count for these purposes. We're talking about players whose primary job is not pitching only.

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