Every week this season, we will be taking a look at the relievers in the Kansas City Royals bullpen as well as a select few in the minor leagues. Each player’s performance over the last seven days will be highlighted – for better or for worse. The pitchers are broken up into four categories: potential call-ups, on the bubble, safe, and locks.
The first week of Spring Training is now behind us. Veteran players are easing back into action against live opponents. Young up-and-comers are trying to hit the ground running and make an impression on coaches and management. However, first cuts are still a ways off and it is far too early to get an accurate gauge on how any position battles are going – bullpen or otherwise.
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But there is still plenty to talk about concerning the Kansas City Royals’ bullpen battle. Some players ranked highly on last week’s list took some licks in their first appearances while a few non-roster players have impressed in the early going. The Royals had their first day off Monday, so let’s take a look back on the past week and break it all down.