May 15, 2021

Dodgers: A Glance At The Current Bullpen (Dodgers Nation)

The Dodgers had a questionable bullpen for much of the 2019 season, despite leading the National League in reliever ERA (3.85; tied with San Francisco). Kenta Maeda, normally a starter, was the best reliever they had in the postseason but he goes back to the rotation in 2020.

With the very possible loss of Hyun-Jin Ryu and Rich Hill from the 2019 rotation, some bullpen pieces will be given the opportunity to be starters. So far, the Dodgers have signed Blake Treinen as a free agent to add a new option to the bullpen. This article will take a look at all the bullpen options that are in the organization as of this writing.

Sure Things

The following bullpen options are most likely to be on the Opening Day roster and to be relied upon for key roles right out of the box. One thing, is that most come with some type of question mark.

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 18: Joe Kelly #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
  • Pedro Baez – He is a free agent after 2020 but he has solidified his role as someone who can get some tough outs. His brief playoff outings in 2019 did bring back some bad memories as he gave up 4 hits to 7 batters.
  • Kenley Jansen – Jansen is…

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