Mychal Givens

Orioles' rebuild will likely create opportunities in bullpen, but late-inning options still unclear

Orioles' rebuild will likely create opportunities in bullpen, but late-inning options still unclear

The Orioles’ rebuild will include many new looks, and among them is the changing of the guard for a bullpen that’s been the foundation of the team’s recent success.

With closer Zach Britton and setup man Brad Brach — both pending free agents — likely to be traded in the coming days and weeks, a different group of relief arms will have to shoulder the load in the eighth and ninth innings in high-leverage situations for the remainder of the season.

“It hasn’t happened yet and I know there’s a lot of talk about it, and I understand why, but I think it’s probably something better served to talk about when it happens,” manager Buck Showalter said. “But I think there are some great...

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