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be in the bullpen

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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?
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in the bullpen

1. baseball In the area where relief pitchers warm up before entering the game. Elliot is warming up in the bullpen right now, so he'll come in and try to hold this lead.
2. baseball By extension, available among a team's relief pitchers. OK, who do we have in the bullpen this season?
3. Ready and available to do something. Don't worry, I've got a few interns in the bullpen to help me with this.
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