The Reliever With a Rubber Arm: Chris Devenski

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The Reliever With a Rubber Arm: Chris Devenski

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There is one pitcher leading baseball’s seemingly endless quest to shorten the length of games: Houston Astros reliever Chris Devenski.

Last year, Devenski appeared in 43 games, pitched 83.2 innings and tied for the major-league lead with 20 relief appearances of at least two innings. He finished with a 1.61 ERA in relief. Only three relievers since 1995, with at least 80 innings, averaged longer outings than Devenski, and none had an ERA as low. With increased specialization and the rise in LOOGYs (lefty one-out guys),…

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