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Tony Watson still expected to be in closer mix for Giants

by Nate Miller | Giants Correspondent | Thu, Jul 2nd 1:08pm EDT

Tony Watson was named as one of the Giants closing options by manager Gabe Kapler in an interview earlier this week. (Maria Guardado of

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This is not a surprising piece of news, as Watson seemed slated for a late-inning role back in the spring prior to the shutdown. The 35-year-old southpaw is the Giants most experienced bullpen asset and has been incredibly reliable throughout his nine big-league seasons to date. Watson has 30 career saves and a nice 2.81 ERA over more than 600 MLB relief appearances. Kapler also mentioned right-hander Tyler Rogers as an option to close out games.

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