Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson made a tough decision Tuesday when it came to the closer's job. Johnson moved Henry Rodriguez out of the position before the 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. The skipper said he'd go with a kind of a committee to hold the job for a while as Rodriguez has been so erratic at times. The Nationals had planned for Rodriguez to be part of their setup group of pitchers, along with Tyler Clippard and Brad Lidge, paving the way for closer Drew Storen to do his thing. But in a season filled with injuries, the closer position has been hit hard. Storen (elbow surgery) is out until around the All-Star break, and Lidge (sports hernia surgery) also is sidelined. He probably would have been the second choice. That left Johnson with the choice of the hard-throwing Rodriguez and Clippard, very solid as a setup guy. So solid, in fact, that he made the 2011 All-Star Game. Rodriguez got the job and did well at times, but the right-hander th...
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