Changing batteries: How MLB pitchers traded at the deadline adjust to new catchers

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Changing batteries: How MLB pitchers traded at the deadline adjust to new catchers
Changing batteries: How MLB pitchers traded at the deadline adjust to new catchers

Contending teams use the final days of July each year to bolster their rosters to make sure they have the right people in place for the push through August, September and the postseason. A lot of these trades involve pitchers, and for the players who get moved in the middle of the season the transition can be especially tricky. They have to learn to work with a new catcher, coaching staff and, sometimes, a new league. Acclimation has to happen fast. This means a crash course in getting acquainted with a new battery mate, and usually with only a day or two to do it. And sometimes, not even that. Lance Lynn was traded from the Twins to the Yankees and made his first start for New York on the day

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