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Closer: Jordan Walden
Understudy: Kevin Jepsen
Disabled List: Scott Downs
Mike Scioscia said he's giving Walden the stopper job until Rodney figures out his mechanics. Now that Rodney has lost the gig, however, it'll be hard for him get it back if Walden is lights out.
Walden has the makeup to run with the gig. Bid strongly. Downs remains a solid stash if you miss out on the current stopper, but expecting saves from him will require patience and might not come to fruition. At least this early-season turmoil keeps the reliable vet in the discussion for the long term.
Mixed league Rodney owners should probably hang tight to see how this shakes out, but if he doesn't have chances to close the door, Rodney is worthless in a lineup.
Job security score: 1
Health score: 5
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