pinch hitter

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Pinch hitting is difficult, because you have one chance to do something, and most of the time you're not successful.
If he joins the Dodgers, it would be as a fourth outfielder behind Jayson Werth, Milton Bradley and Shawn Green, but his primary duty would be pinch hitting.
Hitters often contend that pinch hitting is one of the toughest jobs in baseball, and after the difficult first month he spent with the Dodgers, Jason Grabowski won't disagree.