Marlins | Steve Cishek might serve as interim closer
Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is leaning toward RP Steve Cishek as his closer after RP Heath Bell blew yet another save Friday, May 4. "We're going to move (Bell) down, maybe for a few days, to get him back on track," Guillen said. Cishek worked three innings Friday, so he won't be available until at least Tuesday, May 8.
Fantasy Tip: Miami's financial investment will trump all, which is why this is a temporary arrangement for Bell and the bullpen for the Fish. Coming into the season, though, Bell's dominance was on the decline, and his lack of command has left him extremely vulnerable in the early going. He'll probably never be the same elite closer he was in SD, but he shouldn't be dropped.
Cishek is the obvious addition for now and in case Bell struggles over long stretches down the road. It looks as though Guillen prefers to leave Edward Mujica in the setup role, so he's only worth a look in NL-only setups in case the bullpen completely blows up. For those extremely desperate for a save, Ryan Webb and Randy Choate could be pressed into service until Cishek is ready Tuesday, with the former a better exremely short-term option. In most cases these two aren't even worth it.
2012-05-05 19:19:37 | Source: MLB.com - Joe Frisaro
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