When the Pirates broke camp and started the 2018 season, they did so with an eight-man bullpen that included two long men in Steven Brault and Tyler Glasnow, three back-end relievers in Michael Feliz, George Kontos and Felipe Rivero, and a bunch of arms in the middle that seemed to be pretty closely matched and hard to separate from the larger group that had included Kyle Crick and non-roster invitees Richard Rodriguez and Kevin Siegrist that all missed the cut.
Though the Pirates have played just 14 games, the complexion of that bullpen has already dramatically changed.
Brault has been moved to the rotation, with Joe Musgrove still looking to be a few weeks away from a return. Clay Holmes has been called up, made his MLB debut and was sent back out. Smoker has been optioned to India...
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