MIAMI -- Manager Davey Johnson said Henry Rodriguez is being groomed to be a backup closer in case Drew Storen needs a break.
Since Aug. 1, Rodriguez has allowed eight runs in 27 2/3 innings [2.60 ERA]. He also picked up 32 strikeouts and two saves in that time.
"One thing is, he is as strong as an ox," Johnson said. "I've used him a few times in a row and he has been outstanding. So he can handle any workload that you throw on him."