Definition of in relief in English:

in relief

phrase

Baseball
  • Acting as a substitute pitcher.

    ‘he appeared in relief over two seasons’
    • ‘Nicole Ronald then came on in relief in the third inning and silenced the Western bats for the remainder of the affair.’
    • ‘Dave Cornelius came in relief for McNabb and held the Badgers to just one hit in the remaining three innings.’
    • ‘The second year pivot came on in relief and had his share of struggles.’
    • ‘James Kroeker was the winner with Peter Reimer pitching the final two and two thirds in relief.’