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Who Will Be Yankees New Closer?


Mariano Rivera's replacement was closer David Robertson. Well, Robertson?is out with a groin injury, so now manager Joe Girardi doesn't know who will take over those important duties.

According to?ESPN New York, when asked who will be the new ninth-inning guy, he responded with, ?That?s a great question.?

It's possible that Shawn Kelley?is a contender for the job. Kelley is a 30-year-old with a 3.70 lifetime ERA. But, there are others who might be a better fit. According to Hardball Talk,?Left-hander?Matt Thornton?has the most closing experience among the available candidates, which also includes?Adam Warren,?David Phelps, and?Dellin Betances.

So, it looks like there aren't a lot of very promising options for the Yankees.

For more on this story visit: Aaron Gleeman, Hardball Talk


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