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Overtime

...Veteran Aaron Rowand signed a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins and will contend for a job as a backup outfielder.? The Los Angeles Angels re-signed right-hander Je rome Williams to a one-year deal, avoiding arbitration...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2011-12-12/overtime
Boras told Yankees cost was $350 million

...to a $3.25 million, two-year contract. Stairs signed an $850,000, one-year deal last December to be a backup outfielder but got 357 at-bats because of injuries to others. MARINERS: Seattle declined its contract options for 2008 on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/03/bas_150398.shtml
Baseball
LaRoche eager to claim full-time job

...outfield last year, and it totally makes sense now," Jurries said, referring to the Braves' current need for a backup outfielder. Cox says he is confident LaRoche can be a full-time player. "He looks fine," Cox said. "He can hit them...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/27/bra_60018.shtml
Braves
Officials reapply on Cuba's behalf

...Williams, coming off an $87.5 million, seven-year contract, will have a reduced role as a designated hitter and backup outfielder. New York reached a preliminary agreement Tuesday on a contract with Johnny Damon, who will be the starting center...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/23/bas_35333.shtml
Baseball
Red Sox win first World Series since 1918

...shortstop Nomar Garciaparra. Led by Series MVP Manny Ramirez, Boston got key contributions from almost everyone. Backup outfielder Dave Roberts did not play in the Series, yet it was his stolen base in the ninth inning of Game 4 in the ALCS that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/28/bas_432581.shtml
Baseball
Team overhaul brings new faces, lots of questions

...in 144 games with the Orioles and Padres last season, was claimed off waivers and will presumably win a job as a backup outfielder. Eddie Perez, for years Maddux's personal catcher, is back after serving penance in Milwaukee and infielder...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/19/bra_405099.shtml
Braves
Braves win a scorcher

...rally towels as fans. With All-Star center fielder Andruw Jones in the trainer's room complaining of dizziness, backup outfielder Darren Bragg upstaged his more celebrated mate by making a game-saving catch. "That's the story of our season...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/28/bra_349869.shtml
Braves
Players battle for jobs

...position he will play -- the outfield or first base. Ozzie Timmons and George Lombard are in the hunt for jobs as backup outfielders, with Lombard's speed giving him a slight edge in their battle. Tim Spooneybarger and Darren Holmes apparently...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/07/bra_337139.shtml
Braves
Braves notebook

...an option to clear a roster spot. Gilkey, 35, is a right-handed-hitting outfielder, but not the productive backup outfielder the Braves have been after for three months. If he rediscovers his swing he might help the team, but nobody is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/04/13/bas_312496.shtml
Baseball
Braves notes

...relieving." xx: While Sanders returned to the lineup Thursday after missing five days with a strained hamstring, backup outfielder Trenidad Hubbard was unavailable after suffering a hamstring injury in Wednesday night's game. The injury isn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/07/28/bas_293783.shtml
Baseball