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Craig Kimbrel expected to be the Cubs closer in 2021

by Brad Camara | Cubs Correspondent | Tue, Feb 16th 3:20pm EST

Cubs manager David Ross said RHP Craig Kimbrel is “going to be our closer.” (Gordon Wittenmeyer on Twitter)

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“Craig’s going to be our closer,” said Ross. Despite his struggles with the Cubs, he is expected to open up the season as the team’s closer. “But I do think there are a lot of guys in that bullpen that are going to help our success,” Ross added. The 32-year-old converted 2-of-3 save opportunities while posting a 5.28 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and a 28:12 K:BB across 15 1/3 innings. Kimbrel is currently 20th among all relief pitchers in the latest expert consensus draft rankings.

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