relief pitcher

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Synonyms for relief pitcher

a pitcher who does not start the game

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Oh began his major league debut season as a relief pitcher but took over the closer job in the midseason.
Gossage, a former relief pitcher for the Yankees, went after Cashman after reports surfaced that he would not reprise his teaching duties during training camp this season.
Moe Drabowsky, who pitched 17 years in the major leagues, did set a World Series record for most strikeouts in a game by a relief pitcher, when he fanned 11 batters in Game 1 of the 1966 Fall Classic.
The Cubs were up 3-1 heading into the eighth, but Los Angeles loaded the bases with none out against Chicago relief pitchers Mike Montgomery and Pedro Strop.
More than 100 civic leaders across northern Delaware spent today preparing for a new role in their communities - as Relief Pitchers in the battle against home foreclosures.
Girardi said he will look to David Robertson to be the late relief pitcher, with Luis Ayala and Boone Logan to pick up Robertson's middle innings.
At the time Greenberg started writing Take Me Out, relief pitcher John Rocker gave an interview to Sports Illustrated making antigay and racist remarks.
This officially-sanctioned Major League Baseball award recognizes the most outstanding relief pitcher during each month of the regular season.
jpg" alt="New York Mets relief pitcher Billy Wagner watches his team face the Atlanta Braves in the ninth inning of their MLB National League baseball game in New York August 20, 2009.
So, pros and cons of the trade: Royals relief pitcher Elmer Dessens, now a Dodger, has an interstellar 90+ MPH fastball.
SUSPENDED: John Reeker, Atlanta Braves relief pitcher, until May 1 for making racist and homophobic comments in an interview with Sports Illustrated.
At the conclusion of the season, Major League Baseball fans will have the opportunity to determine which relief pitcher had the best overall season through the second-annual "DHL Presents the Major League Baseball Delivery Man of the Year Award.
HAMULACK SENT DOWN: The Dodgers will option relief pitcher Tim Hamulack to Triple-A Las Vegas today and recall pitcher Hong-Chih Kuo.
ORDERED: Atlanta Braves relief pitcher John Rocker, to undergo a psychological exam, by baseball commissioner Bud Selig, The order comes after Rocker told Sports Illustrated, among other disparaging remarks, that he would not take a New York City subway because he might have to sit "next to some queer with AIDS.