Originally written on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Girardi and the Yankees have yet to name a definite closer until Mariano Rivera returns Since it’s been known that Mariano Rivera will miss the remainder of the 2012 season, due to a torn ACL suffered while shagging fly balls pre-game in Kansas City, the Yankee organization is on the hunt for a replacement until he can return. No reliever was ever officially named as the new closer, but the spot was assumed to be filled by one of two candidates, Rafael Soriano or David Robertson. They say no assumption is safe though, and Joe Girardi has proven that to be true as he’s yet to stick to one closer since Rivera’s injury. Instead, he’s rotated a new reliever into the spot with every save opportunity that’s arisen so far, making it like a merry-go-round in the bullpen during save situations. The argument exists as to who would be the best option to fill Rivera’s spot until he comes back. Some might say Soriano would be best fit for the job, since he has previous experience as a closer. O...
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