Pirates Non-Roster Invitees who could make the Opening Day bullpen

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With three weeks left until Opening Day and Dauri Moreta likely to start the season on the injured list, the Pittsburgh Pirates could look to one or more non-roster invitees to fill holes in the bullpen

Spring Training is always full of surprises (some for the better, and some…not so much), and that saying is true for this year’s edition of Pirates Spring Training baseball. Throughout Spring Training, Pirates fans have had the privilege of watching top pitching prospects like Anthony Solometo, Paul Skenes, Bubba Chandler, and Jared Jones showcase their talent on the mound, but they have also had to endure their fair share of rough outings from Bailey Falter, Marco Gonzales, Roansy Contreras, and others who have struggled this Spring. Granted, Spring Training stats and performances should be taken with a grain of salt; but injuries shouldn’t be.

Last Sunday, the Pittsburgh Pirates suffered a massive blow after Dauri Moreta left the game with an elbow injury; effectively creating a new hole that needs to be filled as soon as possible. According to Alex Stumpf of MLB.com, Moreta is reportedly expected to start the season on the injured list. David Bednar’s status is also up in the air as well, but it should hopefully be a short term injury.

The Pirates dealt with a similar situation last Spring, when newly signed southpaw Jarlin Garcia suffered a season ending injury which created a hole in the Pirates bullpen. Luckily for the Pirates, non-roster invitee Rob Zastryzny filled that hole after a solid Spring.

With this unfortunate news, which of these NRI’s have the best chance to take over vacancies in the bullpen?