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Reds' closer may change by day

Updated: March 28, 2012, 6:01 PM ET
Associated Press

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- One week before the season opener, Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker is leaning toward a closer-by-committee approach to replace Ryan Madson.

The Reds learned last weekend that Madson has a torn ligament in his pitching elbow and will need reconstructive surgery, ending his season. There's no one else on the roster with significant experience in the role.

Left-handed set-up man Sean Marshall is the best alternative, but never has been a full-time closer. Baker ...

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