Santiago Casilla Is The Giants New Closer

Wednesday April 18th, 2012

San Francisco Giants reliever Santiago Casilla will serve as the team’s closer in the absence of Brian Wilson, according to

Casilla earned his first save of the year last night in home a Giants 4-2 victory Tuesday over Philadelphia, coaxing two groundouts to open the ninth inning and then a single and a low liner to the shortstop. Following the game, manager Bruce Bochy indicated that the hurler would be “first in line” for save opportunities.

"He had great stuff," manager Bruce Bochy said of Casilla. "He pounded the strike zone. That's what you want to see from the closer."

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