Phillies Spring Training Position Preview: Bullpen

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Sep 12, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Hector Neris (50) throws a pitch during the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Pirates, 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 12, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Hector Neris (50) throws a pitch during the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Pirates, 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jul 31, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; General view of the outfield scoreboard and bullpen at dusk in a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 31, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; General view of the outfield scoreboard and bullpen at dusk in a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

Expect to see a lot of moving parts for Philadelphia in 2017 and the bullpen will be no different. The team did a nice job adding a nice mix of veterans with proven track records to mentor some of the younger relievers on this Phillies team. However, like all bullpens, health will be a contributing factor in determining which way this bullpen trends in the upcoming campaign and with so many older signings, it’s hard to predict who will make it through a full season.

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Regardless, you can pretty much bet that this bullpen will look quite different in August than it will in April.

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