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Bullpen has been a 'constant' for Twins in '13

Bullpen has been a 'constant' for Twins in '13


CHICAGO -- Twins general manager Terry Ryan said on Wednesday that despite a difficult season, Minnesota's bullpen has been a bright spot.

"For the most part, I think as a whole, the bullpen has done a decent job," Ryan said. "That's the one constant on this ballclub is that we've had about the same bullpen for the better part of the year."

Going into Wednesday's series finale against the White Sox, the Twins' bullpen had posted a 3.34 ERA, whereas the starting rotation had a 5.17 mark.

One reliever in particular that Ryan said has been impressive is Ryan Pressly, who going into Wednesday had a 3.56 ERA in 46 appearances for Minnesota after only 34 appearances between Class A and Double-A in 2012.

"For a guy that's not had any experience above Double-A -- and he had very little experience at Double-A -- he's handled himself," Ryan said. "[With] his poise and his ability to handle troublesome innings, he's done OK. He's thrown the ball over the plate for the most part."

Manny Randhawa is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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