Brandon League Is out as Closer

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Brandon League Is out as Closer
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Monday night, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly watched his closer, Brandon League, blow his fourth save in 17 chances, frittering away a two-run lead against the first-place Arizona Diamondbacks and squandering a strong performance by Clayton Kershaw. Tuesday, he made a change. Mattingly said Kenley Jansen will assume the closer's duties and League will be shifted back to eighth-inning duties, his role most of his career.

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