As Royals bullpen tries to bounce back, some key pieces still adjusting to new roles

The Kansas City Star
As Royals bullpen tries to bounce back, some key pieces still adjusting to new roles
As Royals bullpen tries to bounce back, some key pieces still adjusting to new roles

As Royals bullpen tries to bounce back, some key pieces still adjusting to new roles The daily challenge of managing a major-league bullpen doesn't start nor does it stop with the decision to take the ball from pitcher and hand it to another. For Royals manager Ned Yost and his staff, there's a daily balancing act between getting the most out of their bullpen to win games while keeping the long-term goals in perspective and not abusing relief pitchers' health. The balance becomes a bit complicated when you factor in that Ian Kennedy, Richard Lovelady and Scott Barlow are making the transition to the bullpen full-time for the first time or, in Lovelady's case, barely have a handful of appearances

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