Pittsburgh Pirates: Potential Replacements For Angel Perdomo's Bullpen Role

The Pirates lost Angel Perdomo to Tommy John surgery, then waviers, leaving a hole in the bullpen. But who are some potential replacements for him?

,Jun 14, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Hoby Milner (55) throws
,Jun 14, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Hoby Milner (55) throws / Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
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Nick Dombkowski

The Pirates signed Nick Dombkowski as an undrafted free agent after the 2021 draft. He spent most of the year at Double-A Altoona, where he pitched to a 3.71 ERA with a 1.20 WHIP but a poor 4.89 FIP in 85 innings as a long-relief/swingman-type pitcher. Dombkowski struck out just 16.3% of the batters he faced with a 1.38 HR/9 rate, however he did have a quality 7.3% walk rate. Dombkowski made one appearance at Triple-A but allowed six earned runs in three innings.

Domkowski does not throw hard, and his fastball only averages out around 89-90 MPH. His slider is an average to slightly above average pitch which sits in the low-80s. The best offering Domkowski has is his changeup, a pitch that sits around 79-80 MPH, but with about 1550 RPM of spin. He does command his stuff well and is more of a flyball pitcher. He projects as a long-relief spot starter.