When Kevin Gregg(notes) earned the save on Tuesday night, it was fairly clear that he — not Jason Frasor(notes) — had emerged as Plan A in the ninth inning for Toronto. Cito Gaston made it official on Wednesday. MLB.com's Jordan Bastian tweets the following:
Cito: Kevin Gregg is the new primary closer for the Blue Jays. Jason Frasor slides back into setup role.
Gregg is currently pitching well (4.1 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 6 K), which isn't unusual for him in April. Historically, this has been Gregg's best month: 84.2 IP, 3.08 ERA, 85 K. Toronto's schedule is relatively friendly over the next six weeks, at least by A.L. East standards, so this thing could work for a little while. Enjoy it while you can. Ideally, you're only adding Gregg as a trade chip.
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