relief pitcher

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Synonyms for relief pitcher

a pitcher who does not start the game

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Assuming the relief pitcher comes in roughly for about $20 million, they still are at the top of their opening day payrolls in 2014 and 2017 that was just over $76 million.
Oh began his major league debut season as a relief pitcher but took over the closer job in the midseason.
Harrison signed with Milwaukee for $660,000 after being drafted in the third round and relief pitcher Max Engelbrekt was drafted in the final round by Washington and signed for $2,500.
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.
In the ninth, Chicago's Dexter Fowler walked and Kris Bryant followed by smacking a two-run homer just over the left-field wall to pull the Cubs level at 5-5 and send the game to extra innings, where relief pitchers kept the fight going long enough for the Giants batter to strike for the win.
Her toughest question--"What's your favorite book?"--provoked one relief pitcher to respond, with boastful incredulity, "Yeah--like I read'"
Others include Oakland Athletics reliever Craig Breslow; Texas Rangers pitcher Scott Feldman; Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Sam Fuld; Minnesota Twins third baseman Danny Valencia; New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis; and Chicago Cubs relief pitcher John Grabow.
an established major-league pitcher, an established major-league starting pitcher, an established major-league relief pitcher. The study applied the same criteria as were used for evaluating pitching effectiveness.
NESN's Michael Hurley ( reports that the Red Sox have dealt right handed relief pitcher and Boston native Manny Delcarmen to the Colorado Rockies along with cash considerations for 21-year-old minor league pitcher Chris Balcom-Miller.
Also receiving thunderous cheers were the "core four" players who have been with the Yankees since their championship years in the mid-nineties - relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, starting pitcher Andy Pettite, who returned to the Yankees in 2007 after two years with the Houston Astros, team captain Derek Jeter and catcher Jorge Posada.
Octavio Dotel, a relief pitcher from the Dominican Republic, asked for -- and received -- a hug instead of a handshake from Obama.
Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher JC Romero has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance, Major League Baseball (MLB) said.
RON PERRANOSKI, former LA Dodgers relief pitcher, on the kind of year he was having in 1964: "I opened my mailbox and all I found was an ant-who lined a double to the opposite field."
5 Relief pitcher Mike Myers joined the New York Yankees in 2006 having played for which other Major League Baseball team in 2005?
In addition, he was a 2007 National League All-Star and a finalist for ''DHL Presents the Major League Baseball Delivery Man of the Year Award'' which recognizes the best relief pitcher and is selected by fans.