Has Cody Ege Won A Bullpen Role?

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Updated: March 18, 2017

The Angels have most of their Opening Day roles decided, but the bullpen still remains a question mark. Closer Huston Street will begin the season on the disabled list, and that’s opened up another bullpen spot in the Halos pen.

Cam Bedrosian and Andrew Bailey are both the favorites for the late inning roles, but after that the Halos pen is open for grabs. Jose Alvarez is likely the only lefty that’s earned a role on the Opening Day bullpen, but we could see a second lefty arm emerge.

Left-handed relief pitcher Cody Ege could find himself in Anaheim this April as the Angels second left-handed option out of the pen. This spring Ege has pitched in seven games with 6.1 innings pitched. He has yet to allow an earned run and has five strikeouts, keeping batters at a .227 average this spring.

The 25-year-old lefty was invited as a non-roster player, but could pitch his way into the Angels bullpen. He made his Major League debut last season with the Miami Marlins. He struggled in five games with Miami, but found his groove once joining the Angels.

Ege pitched in 13 games with the Halos last season, posting a 1.04 ERA in 8.2 innings of work. It was a small sample size, but Ege has the ability to be an everyday guy out of the bullpen. His command is the biggest problem for him, but he continues to work on it this spring.

If Ege continues his fine work out of the pen this spring then it would be surprising to not see him on the roster come Opening Day.

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