More work for the bullpen?
Their 260 2/3 innings pitched are the fewest in the American League, and pitching coach Don Cooper will try to take advantage of that. "Right now it looks like our bullpen may be the strength of our staff, so we're going to play that strength,'' Cooper said. "The goal is to save those [starters'] arms, give [the relievers] the bulk of the work. [The bullpen is] ready to go into a sprint here.''