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John Axford out; Indians to close with Allen-led committee

May 10, 2014

Cleveland Indians — Terry Francona announced this afternoon that John Axford will be replaced in the closer role by a committee that could include Cody Allen, Bryan Shaw, Scott Atchison, and even Marc “Scrabble” Rzepczynski. 46 more words

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Jim Johnson is a closer again; "lunging" hobbles Pedro Strop

May 8, 2014

Oakland A’s — Jim Johnson got the ball in the ninth inning with a 2-0 lead, and retired the side to record just his second save of the season. 306 more words

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Jim Johnson returns to closer's role

May 7, 2014

Oakland A’s — Jim Johnson got the ball in the ninth inning with the A’s holding onto a 2-0 lead, and Johnson retired the side in order to record just his second save of the season. 64 more words

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Frieri reinstated as closer, Cecil picks up save for Jays

May 6, 2014

Los Angeles Angels – As predicted in our Vulture Save Watch, Mike Scioscia gave the ball to Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning and the right-hander delivered, preserving a three-run lead for his first save since April 21. 337 more words

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Ernesto Frieri back as closer

May 6, 2014

Los Angeles Angels – As predicted in our Vulture Save Watch, Mike Scioscia gave the ball to Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning and the right-hander delivered, preserving a three-run lead for his first save since April 21. 59 more words

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Josh Fields no longer an option in Houston, Henderson to DL

May 3, 2014

Houston Astros – Bo Porter said on Friday that Josh Fields would be used in lower-leverage situations.  Porter went on to say that he still does not have a set closer, but he mentioned Chad Qualls and Anthony Bass as the main guys he would use in the 9th.   377 more words

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Hector Rondon looks like the new Cubs closer

April 27, 2014

Chicago Cubs – Hector Rondon struck out all three hitters he faced in a perfect ninth inning on Sunday afternoon, featuring mostly an array of 98 mph fastballs.   70 more words

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