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  1. Versatile Ben Zobrist could be DL-bound

    Eric Karabell

    I've long been a fan and defender of Tampa Bay Rays switch-hitter Ben Zobrist, enjoying his versatility and 20-homer, 20-steal potential. However, being objective, I was also planning to write a blog entry wondering whether he's become a bit overrate...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  2. Five trades for Matt Wieters

    Jim Bowden

    Matt Wieters is one of the best all-around catchers in baseball. The Baltimore Orioles' 2007 first-round pick is entering what should be the prime years of his career. He is a 27-year-old switch-hitter, a two-time All-Star and has hit at least 20 hom...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  3. Puig still not in the lineup

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Yasiel Puig missed his second consecutive start with a strained left hip, and manager Don Mattingly said he would prefer not to use Puig as a pinch hitter or in a double switch so he can give him five days' rest before the Dodgers' nex...

    Blog | July 14, 2013
  4. The many amazing feats of Chipper Jones

    Jayson Stark

    As his career winds down, legendary switch-hitter Chipper Jones is piling up some pretty incredible numbers.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2012
  5. Bits: Dropping Chase Headley a bad idea

    Eric Karabell

    San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley homered and knocked in three runs Wednesday. Headley already has five home runs, after hitting four in 113 games a year ago. The switch-hitter isn't hitting for average, but he shouldn't be on ES...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  6. Chase Headley of San Diego Padres on pace for a fine season, desp...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the most fantasy-relevant tidbits from Wednesday's games and wonders why Chase Headley is on the most-dropped list.

    Blog | Conversation | May 17, 2012
  7. A hard reality check for Hanley Ramirez

    Buster Olney

    Ozzie Guillen understands Hanley Ramirez's unhappiness about being asked to switch positions, writes Juan Rodriguez. He has a right to be upset, says Guillen. The Miami Marlins are all being very polite to Ramirez now, mostly because of how g...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  8. With Jose Reyes now a Marlin, Hanley Ramirez should openly accept...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Hanley Ramirez is facing a reality check now that Jose Reyes is a Marlin. While Ramirez has the right to gripe a little about being asked to switch positions, he also must realize he's the reason Miami pursued Reyes.

    Blog | Conversation | December 07, 2011
  9. St. Louis Cardinals, Lance Berkman agree to 2012 deal

    Lance Berkman has agreed to a $12 million contract with St. Louis, giving the Cardinals a valuable bat for 2012.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2011
  10. Atlanta Braves' Chipper Jones reaches milestone with 2,500th care...

    Chipper Jones added to an already memorable game with a sixth-inning single against the Phillies to give the Braves switch-hitter 2,500 hits for his career.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2011
  11. Sox offense flips switch when it counts

    Doug Padilla

    CLEVELAND -- Adam Dunn's first home run in a Chicago White Sox uniform was a majestic blast for everybody except teammate Gordon Beckham. "It went so high I didn't know where it went; I was stealing on the play," Beckham said. "He's a force. You...

    Blog | April 01, 2011
  12. Atlanta Braves' Chipper Jones plans return to field for spring tr...

    Chipper Jones showed Tuesday he can still knock the cover off the ball. Now for the next step in his recovery from knee surgery.

    Story | Conversation | February 01, 2011
  13. MLB: Chipper Jones is one of baseball's best switch-hitters

    Eric Seidman

    Chipper Jones is one of baseball's best switch-hitters. In fact, looking at what makes him special demonstrates just how rare truly good switch-hitters are, and why their talent is so valuable.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2010
  14. Reyes seeing sliders galore

    Adam Rubin

    AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams Right-handed pitchers are throwing Jose Reyes a ton of sliders, since the switch-hitter is only batting from the right side for now because of a right oblique issue. Jose Reyes said team doctors were searching for a stre...

    Blog | July 10, 2010
  15. New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes has MRI, is in lineup for seri...

    Adam Rubin

    Jose Reyes had an MRI on his ailing right oblique Friday, but the switch-hitter planned to remain in the lineup for the series opener against the Atlanta Braves.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2010
  16. Brooks Conrad's unlikely blast for Atlanta Braves; the proof that...

    Buster Olney

    It took Brooks Conrad a long time to experience the kind of elation he did Thursday -- about 4,000 at bats ... in the minors. Plus, the data on declining performance by age will surprise you, at least if you believe PEDs weren't significant.

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2010