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Casey Janssen: Confirmed As Closer For 2013

Rotowire.com
Update: Blue Jays manager John Gibbons announced that Janssen will open the season as the team's closer.

Recommendation: Sergio Santos opened 2012 as the closer for the Blue Jays before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury after six appearances, forcing Janssen into the role. Janssen rewarded the Jays with a dazzling 2.54 ERA and 0.86 WHIP over 63.2 innings, which was enough for Gibbons to give him the nod entering 2013. Santos is expected to be ready for the beginning of spring training and probably has better raw stuff than Janssen, meaning he could regain ninth-inning duties if Janssen suffers a few missteps early on.

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