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Relief Efforts: Chapman, Clippard 'Graduate' to Closer Role

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Relief Efforts: Chapman, Clippard 'Graduate' to Closer Role
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Call it the month of the dominant setup guy-turned-closer. Already in May, we've seen Kenley Jansen, owner of the single-season record for strikeouts per nine innings (50-plus innings) with a 16.10 mark, and David Robertson, owner of a 1.33 ERA and 124 strikeouts since the beginning of last season, "graduate" from setup to closer duty.

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