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Alex Claudio may not be the Rangers closer this season

by John Aubin | Brewers Correspondent | Tue, Mar 20th 8:07pm EDT

Alex Claudio, who ended the 2017 season as Texas' closer, may not resume that role this season, TR Sullivan of reports. "He is so much more valuable than just waiting for a save opportunity," manager Jeff Banister said. (

Fantasy Impact:

Claudio is in the running still for the closer role but it sounds like the team might prefer him more in a setup role. If Claudio does not win the job expect Keone Kela or Jake Diekman would be the front-runners. Expect an announcement to be made before opening day.

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