Huston Street

Angels Manager Mike Scioscia continues to believe in set roles for his relievers

Angels Manager Mike Scioscia continues to believe in set roles for his relievers

Across baseball, the idea of more versatile, flexible bullpens is gaining traction, pushed along by several teams’ successful experimentation in this year’s postseason. It’s been the sport’s custom in recent decades, but a team’s most effective reliever need not always be reserved for the ninth inning, many managers acknowledged in the playoffs and again this week, at the annual winter meetings that neared an end Wednesday.

Not so for Angels Manager Mike Scioscia, who believes bullpens should be managed with rigidity. His team next spring will feature three relievers competing for the chance to be the closer: Huston Street,...

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