The Updated 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Bullpen

The Updated 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Bullpen

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made some big changes to their bullpen over the last few weeks. They traded Chris Resop, signed Jason Grilli, traded Joel Hanrahan, and acquired Mark Melancon in that same trade. Now that the Hanrahan trade is done, let's take a look at the makeup of the new bullpen.


Jason Grilli is the new closer.
Guaranteed Contracts
Jason Grilli, RHP - Grilli will make $2.25 M in 2013, along with a $500,000 signing bonus. He's the new closer with Hanrahan gone.

Arbitration Eligibles

Out of Options
Mark Melancon, RHP - Since he was one of the main pieces in the Hanrahan trade, he'll be guaranteed a roster spot. Melancon is a great bounce back candidate, and could settle in as the 8th inning guy.

Chris Leroux, RHP - Leroux hasn't h...

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