The Padres' Christian Bethancourt hybrid experiment did not get off to a good start

CBS SPORTSLINE | on Mon, Apr 3, 8:42 PM

The Padres[1] are looking to use Christian Bethancourt[2] both as a pitcher and position player (either catcher or outfielder) this season. The experiment started last season when he got 1 2/3 innings of work and carried over through the spring. We saw Bethancourt pitcher in Dodger Stadium on Monday and then take an at-bat and, well, things couldn’t have gone much worse. Bethancourt uncorked a wild pitch that allowed a run on his first pitch and was almost injured at home. On his third pitch,...

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