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Addison Reed named Sox closer

Updated: May 23, 2012, 11:21 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura named Addison Reed the team's closer on Wednesday.

Ventura had designated Hector Santiago as the closer at the beginning of the season, but Santiago had troubles in the role. Chris Sale was the closer briefly until he was returned to the starting rotation. Ventura also used a closer-by-committee approach.

Reed has recorded the White Sox's last four saves. He pitched two shutout ninth innings in the White Sox's sweep against ...

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