Detroit Tigers fans will see a familiar bullpen unit in 2017. Most of last season’s relievers should make the team. However, there are some intriguing left-handers to watch in Spring Training.
Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila spent the offseason before the 2016 campaign bolstering the team’s bullpen.
Rounding out the new additions was Mark Lowe, who joined Detroit as a free agent.
Rodriguez stepped into the closer’s role, while Wilson and Lowe initially served as setup relievers.
This brought stability to the rest of the bullpen, as the group were able to settle into more definite roles.
Fast forward to this past offseason, and Avila focused more on adding depth.
Stumpf and Bell in particular will factor into the discussion in terms of left-handed relievers.
Here’s a look at the duo