Many NHL players are following Blue Jays' torrid run closely

...see that coming," Couture said.Wilson got to his third game of the season a few days later using tickets from relief pitcher and Capitals fan Brett Cecil and sat in the row behind Price's parents for the left-hander's debut."He obviously...

Smith on ballot for top minor league reliever

...and one category has a name familiar to baseball fans in the Augusta area. Jake Smith is in the running for Top Relief Pitcher. Smith is from North Augusta and went to Campbell. He worked on the grounds crew at Lake Olmstead Stadium and was...

GreenJackets relief pitcher Tyler Cyr winds up on unusual path

Augusta GreenJackets reliever Tyler Cyr didn't start pitching until college and was discovered by scouts at a unique Florida university.

Braves' bullpen falters again in loss to Pirates

...in the past three games ? all losses.The Braves entered the game with the worst bullpen ERA in the NL. Their relief pitchers gave back leads in three of their six losses on the recent West trip, including a 9-8 loss at Arizona on Wednesday...

Fantasy Baseball: Who should you draft?

...MetsAVOID: Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees. Tanaka will attempt to pitch through a partially torn elbow ligament, so beware.RELIEF PITCHERS? Aroldis Chapman, Reds? Craig Kimbrel, Braves? Greg Holland, Royals? Dellin Betances, Yankees? Cody...

Electronics change atmosphere in baseball clubhouses

...within a half-hour of the start of a game. The exception, of course, is the phone by the bench used to order a relief pitcher to warm up.Shortstop Brandon Crawford described the atmosphere of the Giants, winners of three of the past five...

Mark Wall

...youth playing Dixie Youth baseball he often played shortstop even though he was left handed. At USC Aiken he was a relief pitcher. After college, he worked as a cable installer for Aiken Cable with his famous blue truck he called Frances. That...

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's code of conduct hearing starts

...complete 20 hours of community service, which he did. He was briefly suspended from the baseball team, where he is a relief pitcher.Winston was suspended for one game on the football team in September after he climbed atop a table in a Florida...

Evans right-hander Seth Carter signs with Georgia Regents

Georgia Regents officially signed a local relief pitcher capable of giving the Jaguars a boost to their staff in the near future.Evans right-hander Seth Carter signed Wednesday to...

Augusta GreenJackets rely on Jake Smith's progression

...season has progressed, Smith has developed into more than a story for local fans. He has proven himself as a reliable relief pitcher capable of handling a heavy workload, and that has made a difference for Augusta. MESSNER DEALS: A fellow 24-year-old...