There's a few spots up for grabs in the Detroit Tigers' bullpen and a bevy of relievers still remain in the mix.
That's a problem for manager Jim Leyland. Why? Of those pitchers competing for open spots this spring, not one has particularly stood out above the rest.

"It's time for somebody to start stepping up," said Leyland, who has every intention of heading north with 12 pitchers.

And with only 10 days remaining in camp, he still has a handful of decisions to make, namely: Who will be tabbed the No. 5 starter: Rick Porcello or Drew Smyly.

The answer to that question should shed light about how he plans to organize the final pieces of his bullpen.

Porcello seems to have the inside edge, but nothing has been made official. Should he enter the rotation, Smyly seems like a lock to move to the bullpen as a long reliever.

That be the case, the Tigers are left with three spots to fill, assuming Octavio Dotel, Phil Coke and Joaquin Benoit have cemented their roles.

That leaves seven relievers competing for three spots: Al Alburquerque, Brayan Villarreal, Luis Marte, Bruce Rondon, Luke Putkonen, Darin Downs and Kyle Lobstein.