Heath Bell: Will Get First Shot at Closing

RotoWire.com Staff

Update: While manager Kirk Gibson may use both Bell and David Hernandez at closer on a situational basis, Bell will get the first crack at the gig, MLB.com reports.

Recommendation: Given Bell's history of volatility in the ninth inning with the Marlins last season -- not to mention his general struggles in middle relief with the Diamondbacks thus far -- Hernandez should be owned as a handcuff for those desperately mining for saves. While Bell has gotten his walks under control so far this season, his declining velocity may make it difficult for him to retire any batters with regularity.

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