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Plenty of Upheaval at Closer for Several Teams

George Kurtz Staff Writer April 26, 2017 5:15PM EDT
When it comes to writing this report, it’s either a positive or negative depending upon your viewpoint. If you’re solid in saves then you hope this report is short and sweet. The shorter it is, the less upheaval there is at the position. The longer this report, the more chances there are that some of your opponents might be able to pick up a closer that could help them. Unfortunately, this column has been quite lengthy in the early going this season and I’m not sure if that’s going to change anytime soon. That’s good news if you need a closer, not so much if you want your opponents to crash and burn.
Brad Brach should be rostered until we're certain Zach Britton is 100 percent healthy. Photo by Gerry Angus/Icon Sportswire)

Brad Brach should be rostered until we’re certain Zach Britton is 100 percent healthy. Photo by Gerry Angus/Icon Sportswire

Baltimore Orioles: Brad Brach has proven that he is more than capable of closing games if given the opportunity. Unfortunately, those days will likely be coming to an end sooner rather than later. Zach Britton has started a throwing program and could be back on the mound as early as this weekend or next week. I wouldn’t be so fast to release Brach once Britton does return. Brach can be used just like Dellin Betances or Andrew Miller, relievers who can protect WHIP and ERA. I would use this option at least until we are positive that Britton is 100-percent healthy.

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