Despite the unit’s success last season, they could be even better in 2012 with a pair of relief pitching prospects closing in and a long-relief upgrade caused by additions to the rotation this offseason.
Heading into spring training, a few personnel questions remain to be answered:
Who makes the move to the ‘pen: AJ Burnett or Phil Hughes?
Can Rule 5 selection Cesar Cabral stick?
Can prospects Dellin Betances and Manny Banuelos effect decisions?
For now, here’s a look at what to expect from the Yankees’ bullpen heading into Opening Day.