Fuentes is Angels' closer for now

Despite blowing his first save back from injury, Brian Fuentes is keeping his job

Updated: April 22, 2010, 2:00 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Had Brian Fuentes been able to pitch a clean ninth inning Wednesday, he would have been the fastest pitcher to reach 50 saves in Los Angeles Angels history.

We're talking about a ballclub that has employed Lee Smith, Troy Percival and Francisco Rodriguez; fast company to keep if you're a closer.

But instead of toasting Fuentes on Wednesday evening, Angels fans were booing him lustily. There was a smattering of cackles when he was announced, there were louder ...

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