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Pirates Notebook: Bullpen Battles

Pirates Notebook: Bullpen Battles

Righty Chris Leroux, who is out of options, is battling for a spot in the Pirates 'pen this spring

BRADENTON, Fla. -- With just a week remaining until the Pirates head north for the exhibition series in Philadelphia, and as they get ready to kick off Opening Day in 10 days, the bullpen seems to have only a few locks.

The ultimate goal when the starter is taken out of the game is to get the ball to closer Joel Hanrahan. But who exactly will be the six other men looking to keep the game on the line? Other than Hanrahan, it looks as if Jason Grilli and Chris Resop are the only two relievers with a spot in the 'pen.

Battles:

Right-handers: Juan Cruz (NRI), Ryota Igarashi (NRI), Jared Hughes,Chris Leroux, Brad Lincoln, Daniel McCutchen, Evan Meek
Left-handers: Daniel Moskos, ...

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