Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/23/12
As the Sox watched their lead in the Central Division slowly fall, the question kept coming up: How long before general manager Ken Williams goes out and gets them some help? The answer came over the weekend, as the GM acquired help for the kiddie pool that had become the Sox bullpen. Williams acquired veteran reliever Brett Myers from the Houston Astros on Saturday, giving manager Robin Ventura another late-inning option, with Myers joining lefty Matt Thornton, right-hander Jesse Crain and rookie closer Addison Reed as a mainstay for late-inning help. That still didn't change the fact that Detroit now has a 1 1/2-game lead over the Sox, beating them 6-4 on Sunday to complete the sweep, which was the first time the Sox were swept this season. At least the Sox can start feeling better about their bullpen moving forward. As far as Myers replacing Reed in that closer role? Not yet, according to Williams. "He's going to join the bullpen," Williams said of the acquisi...
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