Ryan Merritt Becomes Key Member of Bullpen
Remember 2016 ALDS hero, Ryan Merritt?
Yeah, he’s going to be a key player in the bullpen this season. Previously making appearances as spot starter and being successful at it, Merritt will continue his success as a middle reliever after Zach McAllister and as an alternate in situations that call for a lefty when Andrew Miller needs a night off.
With losses to the bullpen in the offseason, the team will need the rest of the staff to pick up the slack and Merritt will have a golden opportunity to take advantage and make the most of it.