Junichi Tazawa: Will Close For Boston

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Update: Manager John Farrell is planning to use Tazawa as his closer for the time being, Jim Duquette of MLB Network Radio reports.

Recommendation: With Andrew Bailey on the disabled list, and Joel Hanrahan dealing with forearm tightness, the Red Sox will turn to Tazawa to close games for the time being. Tazawa's stint as the closer will likely only last until one of the preceding players returns, but he could get the ninth-inning duties for at least a week. Tazawa owns a 2.51 ERA and 18:3 K:BB ratio in 14.1 innings this season, so he will see a major bump in short-term value if he can handle the new role.

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