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2007 American League Closers and Understudies

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Yesterday, I gave a run down of the 2007 National League closers with the main dispute being the one in Cincinnatti. Today, I run the AL closers and their main back-up as I see things right now. There are some back-ups that will change or will be much discussed to change i.e. Akinori Otsuka, but I won't jump the gun (this time) and list another member of those 'pens until something is actually done.

Team Closer Back-up
Yankees Mariano Rivera Kyle Farnsworth
Red Sox TBD TBD
Orioles Chris Ray Danys Baez
Blue Jays BJ Ryan Brandon League
D'Rays Seth McClung TBD
Tigers Todd Jones Joel Zumaya
Twins Joe Nathan Juan Rincon
White Sox Bobby Jenks Mike MacDougal
Indians Joe Borowski TBD
Royals Octavio Dotel Joe Nelson
A's Huston Street Justin Duchsherer
Rangers Eric Gagne Akinori Otsuka
Angels Francisco Rodriguez Scot Shields
Mariners JJ Putz TBD