Breaking Down the Detroit Tigers Bullpen Spring Training Roster Battle

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Sep 24, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Bruce Rondon (43) delivers a pitch in the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Tigers won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Pitchers and catchers begin workouts today at the Detroit Tigers’ Spring Training facility in Lakeland, Florida, which means several players vying for work in Detroit’s big league bullpen will begin to show they belong in the show. If you’re the type who loves spring roster battles, then this is the group to pay attention to because there might be as many as three relief pitching spots up for grabs during camp.

We pretty much know four names are set: Joe Nathan, Bruce Rondon, Joba Chamberlain, and Al Alburquerque, but there are perhaps nine or ten others fighting for the final three spots.