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Orioles | Going with committee approach in ninth?

Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter didn't say that RP Jim Johnson would be demoted from the closer's role after blowing three straight saves, but he mentioned that they have other options around him. It looks as though the team will go with a closer-by-committee in the ninth inning based on matchups, at least until Johnson can get back on track.

Fantasy Tip: It would not be surprising to see Showalter give Johnson a bit of a break. Francisco Rodriguez is the best bet to see save opportunities in the near future. Johnson shouldn't be dropped, but it might take him some time before he's back in the ninth full time.

2013-08-16 13:49:12 | Source: MLB.com - Brittany Ghiroli

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