Roberts demotes Craig Kimbrel from closer duties, according to Dodgers news

Roberts demotes Craig Kimbrel from closer duties, according to Dodgers news
Roberts demotes Craig Kimbrel from closer duties, according to Dodgers news

cheers for Dodgers supporters! It’s finally here—the day you’ve all been waiting for!

Craig Kimbrel has been demoted from the closer role with the Dodgers one day after giving up a go-ahead 9th inning home run, his fifth run allowed in four games.

Dodger fans won’t have to hold their breath any longer in the ninth inning of a one-run game, which is a bit unexpected given Kimbrel’s struggles to throw a clean inning for most of the year.

Who will fill the much sought-after 9th inning position is currently the biggest unknown. For the time being, according to Roberts, the team will adopt a closer-by-committee system as they likely use the upcoming weeks to identify potential game-winning pitchers for October.


Whether it’s in a setup job or throughout the middle innings, Roberts will continue to hunt for roles for the 34-year-old. Before throwing up a walk-off three-run home run last week, Kimbrel had pitched nine straight innings without allowing a run or a hit. The last straw in what has been a difficult first season in Dodger Blue was last night’s home run.

Regarding the postseason roster, Roberts opted not to commit.

For those Dodger fans who have been requesting a Kimbrel replacement all season, your wish has at least been granted for the time being. However, you’ll have to wait a few more weeks before learning whether Kimbrel will even be on the playoff roster.

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