bullpen bullpen  /ˈbʊl ˌpɛn/


  1. (n) a place on a baseball field where relief pitchers can warm up during a game
  2. (n) a large cell where prisoners (people awaiting trial or sentence or refugees or illegal immigrants) are confined together temporarily



  1. People have asked me many times about what happened that day, in that seventh-inning clutch, when Alexander was called in from the bullpen to relieve Haines.
  2. For a while, it seemed as if Walter had waited too long before he came out of the bullpen.
  3. It allows him to stay deep into games and give your bullpen a bit of a breather.


  1. Not much bullpen change with Cueller in charge

    Rick Stelmaszek ran the Twins' bullpen for over 30 years. The operation hasn't changed much with Bobby Cuellar.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. Bullpen saving day for Freedom

    The Florence Freedom have had five starting pitchers start at least three games this season and only two of them have an ERA under 4.71, but the Freedom have forged a 15-12 record anyway thanks in large part to the bullpen.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

  3. Bullpen, base-running problems cost Royals in 4-3 loss to Indians

    A rare bullpen hiccup and a base-running blunder Tuesday kept Kansas City from climbing above .500 and instead dumped them back into third place in the American League Central Division as the Royals lost 4-3 to the Indians on Tuesday night in Cleveland.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Kansas City Star

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  1. "Early in my (warm-up) bullpen, I felt like I was hitting spots more than I have been, and I just carried that over," Halladay told mlb.com.
    on May 29, 2010 By: Roy Halladay Source: Sportinglife.com

  2. "This is the type of series we expected it to be," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "We didn't really stretch out any of our pitchers too far today out of the bullpen, so I believe our guys will be fine (Tuesday)."
    on Oct 20, 2009 By: Joe Girardi Source: Washington Post

  3. "Because I can't throw in a live game, I just throw in the bullpen. And it's just the focus that you have to have," said Hamels, sporting boyishly long dark hair. "When I go out to my bullpen, I do try to visualize that there's a hitter out...
    on Oct 20, 2008 By: Cole Hamels Source: International Herald Tribune

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