Is MLB ready for not only more designated hitter, but designated fielders as well?

Is MLB ready for not only more designated hitter, but designated fielders as well?

Anthony Nomar Garciaparra  is a former Major League Baseball player and current ESPN analyst. After playing parts of 9 seasons as an All-Star shortstop for the Boston Red Sox, he played third base, first base, and designated hitter for the Oakland Athletics, first base and third base for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and shortstop and third base for the Chicago Cubs.

Anthony Nomar Garciaparra is a former Major League Baseball player and current ESPN analyst. After playing parts of 9 seasons as an All-Star shortstop for the Boston Red Sox, he played third base, first base, and designated hitter for the Oakland Athletics, first base and third base for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and shortstop and third base for the Chicago Cubs.

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Designated hitter Matt Carpenter singles in the first inning against the Orioles. Cards won 8-3. 8-10-14

Designated hitter Matt Carpenter singles in the first inning against the Orioles. Cards won 8-3. 8-10-14

Kansas City Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales (25) watches his solo home run in the second inning during Tuesday's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles on August 25, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas City Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales (25) watches his solo home run in the second inning during Tuesday's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles on August 25, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

Apr 27, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder (84) is congratulated by his team after scoring during the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODA

Apr 27, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder (84) is congratulated by his team after scoring during the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODA

Throatpunch Designated Hitter T-Shirt - Gruntworks11b

Throatpunch Designated Hitter T-Shirt - Gruntworks11b

From 2003-2012, Travis Hafner was the designated hitter for the Cleveland Indians. He ended his career with a .273 batting average, 213 home runs and 731 RBI's.

From 2003-2012, Travis Hafner was the designated hitter for the Cleveland Indians. He ended his career with a .273 batting average, 213 home runs and 731 RBI's.

"Boston is not just my team. Boston is my city. I consider myself a Bostonian, and it’s the thing I’m most proud of in the world." | David Ortiz, Designated Hitter / Boston Red Sox - The Players' Tribune

"Boston is not just my team. Boston is my city. I consider myself a Bostonian, and it’s the thing I’m most proud of in the world." | David Ortiz, Designated Hitter / Boston Red Sox - The Players' Tribune

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