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Rodriguez being groomed as backup closer

Rodriguez being groomed as backup closer

Rodriguez being groomed as backup closer
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."

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