A look at in-house possibilities for the Twins bullpen:
LH Glen Perkins
• 2.48 ERA in 612/3 IP. Racks up strikeouts, but team isn't ready to hand him the closer's job.
LH Brian Duensing
• 5.23 ERA in 1612/3 IP, mostly as a starter. Held lefties to a .217 average, but righties hit .330.
RH Alex Burnett
• 5.51 ERA in 502/3 IP. Still only 24 years old, and Twins are confident he'll improve.
RH Lester Oliveros
• 4.64 ERA in 211/3 IP combined for Twins and Tigers. Twins got him for Delmon Young. The hard-thrower is still only 23.
RH Esmerling Vasquez
• 4.15 ERA in 301/3 IP for Arizona. Waiver claim throws 93 mph. Needs to cut down on walks.
RH Jeff Gray
• 4.28 ERA in 481/3 IP combined for White Sox and Mariners. Another waiver claim who throws 93 mph but doesn't get many strikeouts.
LH Phil Dumatrait
• 3.92 ERA in 411/3 IP. Re-signed on a minor-league deal after clearing waivers.
RH Jason Bulger
• 0.96 ERA in 91/3 IP for Angels. Signed to a minor-league deal, he could be golden if he rediscovers 2009 form.
RH Kyle Waldrop
• 5.73 ERA in 11.0 IP. A workhorse at Class AAA the past two years, he limits walks and gets ground balls.
RH Anthony Swarzak
• 4.32 ERA in 102 IP, including 11 starts. Long-relief candidate or could start at Class AAA.
LH Jose Mijares
• 4.59 ERA in 49 IP. ERA has risen in each of past four years: 0.87, 2.34, 3.31, 4.59.
RH Jim Hoey
• 5.47 ERA in 242/3 IP. Throws hard, but it's hard and straight. Needs a better second pitch.
RH Jeff Manship
• 8.10 ERA in 31/3 IP. Made Opening Day roster last season, then battled elbow injury in Class AAA.
|Toronto||4||Top 7th Inning|
|LA Angels||1||Bottom 6th Inning|
|Atlanta||3||Top 7th Inning|
|Seattle||2||Bottom 7th Inning|
|St. Louis||2||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Milwaukee||0||Top 6th Inning|
|NY Yankees||1||Top 6th Inning|
|Minnesota||2||Top 4th Inning|
|Cincinnati||0||Top 3rd Inning|
|Chicago WSox||0||Bottom 1st Inning|
|Houston - B. Peacock||3:05 PM|
|Oakland - J. Chavez|
|Philadelphia - R. Hernandez||3:10 PM|
|Colorado - J. Nicasio|
|San Francisco - T. Lincecum||3:10 PM|
|San Diego - R. Erlin|
|Arizona - J. Collmenter||3:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - J. Beckett|
|Baltimore - U. Jimenez||6:05 PM|
|Boston - J. Peavy|
|Dallas||81||4th Qtr 6:48|
|Tampa Bay||6:00 PM|
|Los Angeles||9:00 PM|