relief pitcher

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Synonyms for relief pitcher

a pitcher who does not start the game

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Very few guys are developed in the minor leagues to be relief pitchers,'' Colletti said.
With foreclosure now a national epidemic and with the foreclosure rate inching upward in various parts of The First State, a diverse group of leaders composed of clergy, employers, union chiefs, nonprofit heads, elected representatives and others symbolically donned Relief Pitchers caps at the conclusion of a series of heartfelt talks in Downtown Wilmington.
I am honored to play a part in an award that will recognize relief pitchers throughout the league that are called upon to deliver in the clutch," added Eckersley.
This should be emphasized by all relief pitchers when throwing in the bullpen.
Rosters based on top two-ranked players at each position, top 6 starting pitchers, top 6 relief pitchers and four "wild-card" position players.
I can't recall any relief pitcher creating such a strong reaction.
Donnelly got the second-highest number of votes among relief pitchers, his 128 just 13 behind Minnesota's Eddie Guardado.
The Angels' starting pitching woes have forced their relief pitchers into frequent duty, and while most of their relievers are young or have relatively little wear on their arms, they are nonetheless heading into uncharted waters.
Weber, Shields sign contracts: The Angels signed relief pitchers Ben Weber and Scot Shields to one-year contracts.
For the second game of this World Series, the three relief pitchers - Felix Rodriguez, Tim Worrell and closer Robb Nen - combined to shut down a prodigious and prosperous Angels offense.
Fifth among active relief pitchers in saves and the Angels' all-time leader.
184 batting average he held opponents to was second best in the league among relief pitchers and tops on the Angels' staff.
Parrott also said before the game the two relief pitchers, who combined have allowed only three earned runs in 42 innings, have not only rescued what was a struggling bullpen, they have made Brian Matzenbacher - the only pitcher the JetHawks have been able to rely on all season - even better.
Their relief pitchers squandered another lead - this one a five-run cushion - as the JetHawks lost to San Bernardino 11-9 Wednesday night before 4,149 at Lancaster Municipal Stadium.
They were followed by outfielders ($3,480,792), designated hitters ($3,366,872), second basemen ($3,158,209), starting pitchers ($3,064,021), catchers ($2,767,726), shortstops ($2,504,993), third basemen ($2,484,428) and relief pitchers ($1,220,412).