3 options to replace Matt Brash in Mariners bullpen after news of his injury

The Mariners were dealt devastating news, Matt Brash could miss an extended amount of time this year. With that, we take a look at 3 options to replace him in the back end of the Mariners bullpen

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Coming into the 2023 offseason, there were a lot of questions surrounding the Mariners bullpen. They had traded the leader of the bullpen, Paul Sewald, to the Diamondbacks and the bullpen was worked pretty hard down the stretch. Guys like Justin Topa and Gabe Speier were forced to step up and they performed well but were maybe one rung too high in the bullpen ladder. They made a few additions on the back end of the bullpen and 40-man roster, but nothing close to replacing or adding to the high-leverage spot.

They then traded Justin Topa away to acquire Jorge Polanco, making a lot of fans question where this bullpen stood. They had Matt Brash and Andres Munoz, and then it was going to come down to guys like Gabe Speier, Taylor Saucedo, and trusting that Dipoto and Hollander could find a diamond in the rough. That is, until they traded for the young, elite Gregory Santos. Fans began drooling at the three-headed monster the Mariners had rebuilt after losing Sewald.

Mariners' fans were dealt a significant blow after news broke that Matt Brash could face a significant absence in 2024 with an arm injury. The extent isn't known yet, but from the sounds of it, it doesn't look good. The Mariners are in a fairly similar situation as they were prior to the Santos trade. They will likely roll into the season as is, but what if they surprise us (as they have done all offseason) and add another solid bullpen arm.