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My reading of the DH rules says yes to both of the above. The teams would lose the DH for the remainder of the game, but the DH can sub in as a defensive player.
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I really should know this, but if Ohtani is in the game as DH, can be ever enter the game to pitch? I assume the Angels would lose the DH for the remainder of the game, but if theyre willing to do that, could they?

How about if the Cubs are playing in an AL park and Schwarber is the DH. Can he enter the game as emergency catcher? Remember, he came up as a catcher so Im sure hes still the emergency catcher.
Ohtani seems tailor made for the National League. Is there a reason he isn't more valuable on a NL Team?
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Ohtani seems tailor made for the National League. Is there a reason he isn't more valuable on a NL Team?
The argument seems to be he is more valuable at bat being able to DH 2 to 3 days between starts vs being able to only hit on his starts. I haven't followed him closely enough to see if his hitting compared to a NL pitcher is enough better than his hitting compared to a DH to make up for losing 200-300 ABs over a season but I would guess not.
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He was certainly that good in 2018. Ohtani was as effective a pitcher as he was a batter; if he could make 30 starts it would absolutely be worth giving up the 140 or so plate appearances he gve up ion those games.

The problem is that pitching self-evidently vastly increases his risk of injury; he sure doesn't help if he is neither hitting nor pitching. He is a REALLY good hitter, and he's only 25, and while it's really cool to have him pitch and hit, it might be a safer bet to just let him hit.

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Ohtani seems tailor made for the National League. Is there a reason he isn't more valuable on a NL Team?
Yup, he unquestionably is. He would be way easier to use there.

Ironically, he was in the same situation in Japan; he played for the Nippon Ham Fighters, who are in the Pacific League, the one with a DH.
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He was certainly that good in 2018. Ohtani was as effective a pitcher as he was a batter; if he could make 30 starts it would absolutely be worth giving up the 140 or so plate appearances he gve up ion those games.

The problem is that pitching self-evidently vastly increases his risk of injury; he sure doesn't help if he is neither hitting nor pitching. He is a REALLY good hitter, and he's only 25, and while it's really cool to have him pitch and hit, it might be a safer bet to just let him hit.

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Ohtani seems tailor made for the National League. Is there a reason he isn't more valuable on a NL Team?
Yup, he unquestionably is. He would be way easier to use there.

Ironically, he was in the same situation in Japan; he played for the Nippon Ham Fighters, who are in the Pacific League, the one with a DH.
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