Cubs remove Veras as closer

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Jose Veras is out as the Chicago Cubs' closer.

Veras blew both his save chances and has a 12.27 ERA, 2.46 WHIP, seven walks, three hit batsmen and one wild pitch in 3 2/3 innings over four outings this season.

Manager Rick Renteria said Saturday he will give others a chance to close games after Veras' latest struggles on Friday night.

Hector Rondon got the save in the 11th inning Friday against the St. Louis Cardinals. However, Pedro Strop is the eighth-inning setup man. Justin Grimm might also be considered.

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