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Tigers | Jim Leyland mum on closer situation

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland didn't give RP Jose Valverde a vote of confidence when asked about the team's closer situation Monday, June 17. Leyland said "we'll find out tonight," when asked about the team's closer.

Fantasy Tip: Leyland used Joaquin Benoit for the save against the Minnesota Twins Sunday because he felt Benoit was the better option. However, he's not admitting that Benoit is the new closer over Valverde. It appears that Leyland is comfortable using a closer-by-committee with Benoit and Valverde after Valverde blew his third save of the year last week.

Benoit is worth an addition to your fantasy roster in deep mixed leagues if you're searching for saves. Expect Valverde to continue to see some save chances, but his workload will be less predictable now. Bruce Rondon, who is the best long-term option for the closer's role, could be in line for a call-up soon if Leyland isn't happy with Benoit or Valverde. Keep Rondon on your radar.

2013-06-17 13:22:11 | Source: FOXSports.com - Jon Paul Morosi

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