Detroit Tigers: Predicting the 2018 bullpen

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The Detroit Tigers seem unlikely to make any more big moves. If the bullpen remains untouched, here is what it could look like in 2018.

The Detroit Tigers have made moves to add to their starting rotation and outfield this offseason. They dealt away Ian Kinsler as well, continuing their commitment to the rebuild.

The bullpen is one of the few places that has not seen a lot of change, so far.

Of the Tigers relievers who threw more than 15 innings last year, only Anibal Sanchez (who was primarily a starter), Francisco Rodriguez and Bruce Rondon are no longer on the roster.

Shane Greene and Alex Wilson are both considered trade candidates, but for now the Tigers bullpen will likely be pretty similar heading into 2018.

However, a handful of minor league free agent signings could all compete for a spot in the bullpen. Those include: Enrique Burgos, Phillippe Aumont, Kevin Comer and Mark Montgomery.

Additionally, the Tigers could look in the bargain bin for a low-cost veteran relief pitcher to fill out the pen.

While it is certainly possible the Tigers will make another move or two before the season starts, heading into the 2018 season here is what the bullpen could look like:

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