Pitcher Warming Up In The Bullpen In Between Innings


Kellen Gillooley from California asks:

If a pitcher is brought into a game cold,(i.e. the starter suddenly gives up several hits or can't hit the strike zone, NOT due to an injury or ejection). Can the manager have the pitcher warm up in the bullpen during the time they are batting, as long as the pitcher isn't due up?

Yes, the pitcher is allowed to warm up in between innings in the bullpen as long as he does not delay the game by doing this.

Answered by: Jonathan Bravo
Keywords: Pitching, PBUC Umpire Manual 8.2

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