Jonathan Broxton out as closer

Updated: August 14, 2010, 2:42 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ATLANTA -- In the span of a month, Jonathan Broxton of the Los Angeles Dodgers has gone from an All-Star closer to a former closer.

Manager Joe Torre said before Friday night's game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field that he is removing Broxton from the role for what he hopes is a temporary basis after Broxton's ninth-inning implosion on Thursday night against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Torre said left-hander Hong-Chih Kuo will be his primary closer in the interim, but ...

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