2015 AL Central preview: Cleveland Indians

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Bullpen

Aug 19, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Cody Allen (37) pitches in the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Cleveland Indians win 7-5. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Cody Allen
Bryan Shaw
Marc Rzepczynski
Scott Atchison
Kyle Crockett
Nick Hagadone
Anthony Swarzak

Overall, the Indians bullpen was actually better from top to bottom than the division-rival Kansas City Royals.

Cody Allen took over for John Axford midseason and was more than capable as a closer. Bryan Shaw and Scot Atchison stepped in as setup men for Allen and raised their play to his level.

Mark Rzepczynski is one of the most reliable situational lefties in baseball and fellow lefties Kyle Crockett and Nick Hagadone performed well from when called upon.

The only new likely addition to the pen will be Anthony Swarzak. Swarzak has been back and forth between starting and relief in five major league season in Minnesota. He has a 3.66 ERA in relief (5.87 as a starter) and fills the need of long relief out the pen.

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