Brown, the JetHawks second baseman who bats left-handed, is considering becoming a switch-hitter
, a process that could begin as soon as spring training next year.
Teixeira, 25, became the sixth switch-hitter
in major-league history to hit at least 40 home runs in one season.
Though manager Mike Scioscia said DaVanon, a switch-hitter
, has cut down his right-handed swing, he rarely plays against left-handers.
On hold: Plans to develop right-handed hitting outfielder Marland Williams as a switch-hitter
have been put on hold for this season.
For the past few years, the respect he received in the clubhouse elevated the switch-hitter
to a unique level of respect that fell somewhere between player and coach.
Coach Buddy Bell sees a little of Eddie Murray in Martinez--a disciplined switch-hitter
who hits for power, hits for average, hits when it matters.
Several scouts said Izturis, a switch-hitter
stronger from the right side, could hit .
Mantle's remarkable season called attention to switch-hitting, affirmed his status as the premier switch-hitter
in the game, and established a standard for future hitters with power from both sides of the plate.
The 24-year-old switch-hitter
has recently returned from a break in Los Angeles where he picked up valuable sparring in the world famous Wild Card gym.
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KP rattles keeper
played all four infield positions last season and hit .
But 2004 Olympic bronze-medalist Dirrell (18-0, 13KOs), a skilful switch-hitter
, is full of confidence heading into the first fight of a six-man tournament.