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So, with Joaquin Benoit likely done for 2009, the bullpen picture appears fuzzier.

Richard Durrett writes that Benoit and Eric Hurley both tried the rehab route, which was recommended by (according to Jon Daniels) multiple doctors, and it was when that failed that they went with rotator cuff surgery.

Jeff Wilson notes that Benoit's injury wasn't as severe as Hurley's, and Benoit could be back at some point this season, but if he doesn't, Benoit could have pitched his last pitch as a Ranger.

Anthony Andro says that the current bullpen situation makes you appreciate Jamey Wright a little more.  Personally, I don't think it is that bad...but then, I don't have the level of appreciation for Wright that others apparently do...