Two spots to fill in the bullpen

March, 24, 2011
3/24/11
1:54
PM CT
GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Manager Ron Washington said now that his rotation is set that the club has two spots to fill in the bullpen.

Neftali Feliz is the closer with Alexi Ogando, Darren O'Day and lefties Arthur Rhodes and Darren Oliver locked into spots. But that leaves a long relief role and a right-handed setup man still to fill.

Brett Tomko and Dave Bush are fighting for that long relief job now that Michael Kirkman has been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock. Mark Lowe, Pedro Strop and Mason Tobin are candidates for the other late-inning relief job.

"We'll see how it goes," Washington said.

Lowe was penciled in to a spot before spring training began, so he's now in a position where he'll have to fight for a job.

"He just has to start getting some outs," Washington said. "We certainly like his stuff. We like Mark Lowe real well. He just has to start getting some outs."

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Colby Lewis
WINS ERA SO IP
10 5.18 133 170
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .324
HRA. Beltre 19
RBIA. Beltre 77
RA. Beltre 79
OPSA. Beltre .879
ERAC. Lewis 5.18
SOY. Darvish 182