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Who Will Be Yankees New Closer?


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

According toESPN New York, when asked who will be the new ninth-inning guy, he responded with, Thats a great question.

It's possible that Shawn Kelleyis 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-handerMatt Thorntonhas the most closing experience among the available candidates, which also includesAdam Warren,David Phelps, andDellin 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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