The Yankees bullpen which was once loaded with prominent names such as Aroldis Chapman and Zack Britton has a much different look this season. It hasn’t always been pretty, but it’s been effective as the group of lesser-known relievers has pitched to a 3.24 bullpen ERA which ranks fourth in baseball.
Aaron Boone’s use of his stable of relievers has been unpredictable — thanks in part to injuries to Jonathan Loaisiga (elbow) and Tommy Kahnle (biceps) on the IL — as seemingly none of his pitchers have a cemented role with the absence of a lockdown closer as the most glaring vacancy. Clay Holmes entered the season as the presumptive ninth-inning arm but his 4.11 ERA and inconsistency since the second half of 2022 have forced the Yankees’ skipper to do a lot of mixing and…
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