The big closer news today is the Devil Rays will make recently-demoted RHP Edwin Jackson the closer at AAA Durham. From today's Tampa Tribune:
"We were not able to get him into the meatier part of the game later, in a meaningful situation, and that's where he needs to be."
I wouldn't take this news very seriously. Unlike Seth McClung who failed as a starter in the majors, Jackson failed as a reliever.
I see little reason to expect Jackson to gain anything by relieving in AAA.
Never mind the fact that McClung dominated AAA as a closer and was brought-up to the majors and put in the 8th inning role.
Brian Meadows has an apparent iron-grip on the Devil Rays closer job!