Baker removes Treinen from role as Nationals' closer
ATLANTA (AP) The Washington Nationals have removed Blake Treinen from the closer's role and will use what manager Dusty Baker says is a ''mix and match'' plan with right-handers Shawn Kelley and Koda Glover sharing the job.
Kelley earned his first save of the season in Tuesday night's 3-1 win over Atlanta after Treinen gave up a run, two hits and two walks while recording only one out in the ninth.
Treinen has a 7.11 ERA with three saves in eight games.
Baker said Wednesday Treinen will return to the set-up role ''he had success in.''
Baker said he spring training he wanted to use one closer instead of a committee approach.
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