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Myers named closer in Houston

In a surprising move, Houston Manager Brad Mills named Brett Myers (RHP, HOU) the team’s new closer. Myers has been a workhorse over the last two seasons, during which he averaged 220 innings with a sub-4.00 xERA in both years. Now, however, it appears he will return to the bullpen, where he last pitched in 2007, when he saved 21 games for the Phillies.

This announcement delivers a blow to Brandon Lyon (RHP, HOU) and his shaky BPIs. He was no sure thing to serve as closer before, but now he has no value in many formats.   

With Myers out of the rotation mix, there are now two vacancies to be filled from a number of candidates.  Livan Hernandez (RHP, HOU) and Zach Duke (LHP, HOU),...

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