noun, Baseball.
a pitcher brought into a game to replace another pitcher, often in a critical situation.
a pitcher regularly so used, as opposed to one who regularly starts games.
relief pitcher
(baseball) a pitcher who replaces a side’s main pitcher during a game Also called reliever

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