Craig Kimbrel, Jonny Venters to close

Updated: March 23, 2011, 12:02 PM ET
Associated Press

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- The Atlanta Braves are finding that former closer Billy Wagner -- and his 422 career saves -- aren't easy to replace.

So they won't try to do it with just one person.

Jonny Venters and Craig Kimbrel will enter the season sharing the closer's role. Manager Fredi Gonzalez isn't concerned about not having a full-time answer for the ninth inning.

"In a perfect world, you'd like to name one guy, but I can't sit here and say May 15 is going to be the day ...

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