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A pitcher who replaces another during a game.
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(Baseball) baseball a pitcher who replaces a side's main pitcher during a game. Also called: reliever
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a baseball pitcher brought into a game to replace another pitcher, often in a critical situation.
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|Noun||1.||relief pitcher - a pitcher who does not start the game|
finisher, closer - (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game
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