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Saito to test free agency after Dodgers non-tender closer

Updated: December 13, 2008, 12:38 AM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers made Takashi Saito a free agent on Friday when they did not tender the closer a contract for next season.

Other players not offered contracts include Scott Proctor, Mario Alvarez, Yhency Brazoban and Angel Berroa.

Saito, who had 18 saves and a 2.49 ERA this year, was coming off an elbow injury that sidelined him for two months. Jonathan Broxton filled in as closer in his absence.

Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said the club ...

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