5 Reasons Drew Storen Will Win Back Nationals' Closer Job

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5 Reasons Drew Storen Will Win Back Nationals' Closer Job
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Drew Storen is all set to begin a rehab assignment on Thursday, the first step in his climb back from surgery that removed bone fragments from his right elbow.

Storen will likely be ready to go when the Washington Nationals open up after the All-Star break. That comes at a good time for the team, as they are now 15 games over .500 and looking to strengthen the team for a playoff push.

Tyler Clippard has served as the team's primary closer in his absence, and he has been very successful. He is 13-for-13 in save opportunities and has continued his dominant pitching of last season.

With that being the case, manager Davey Johnson has said that Storen will likely ease his way back into the closer's role. With Clippard's dominance, that suggestion makes sense.

Storen will win back the closer's job, though. It's only a matter of time.

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