be in the bullpen

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be in the bullpen

baseball
1. To be in the area where relief pitchers warm-up before entering the game. Elliot's in the bullpen right now—he'll come in and try to hold this lead.
2. To be ready and available as a replacement pitcher. Said of a team's relief pitchers collectively. OK, who do we have in the bullpen this season?
See also: bullpen
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