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DH gives Padres, other NL teams options

All that time spent thinking about double switches can be put off for a year, even if there is a major league baseball season.

Jayce Tingler’s first year as a manager and first year in the National League, if it takes place in 2020, will not feature pitchers in the batter’s box.

Part of the proposal team owners have submitted to the MLB Players Association is that there will be a universal designated hitter for the shortened season.

Even aside from lessening the load for their rookie manager, who by virtually all accounts seemed quite capable of navigating the far more strategically challenging task of maneuvering a club through a National League contest, the Padres would seem poised to benefit from using the DH in every game.