MLB: This Is Going To Be Close—Ranking The Closers Of The AL Central.

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MLB: This Is Going To Be Close—Ranking The Closers Of The AL Central.
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For the reigning AL Central Champion Minnesota Twins the question is can Joe Nathan, who missed the entire 2010 season after having Tommy John surgery last spring, return to form and prove he is still one of the best closers in the American League?

While in Chicago, the division runner-up in 2010, the question is who will replace Bobby Jenks at the end of the White Sox bullpen—will Matt Thornton get the call or will White Sox newcomer Jesse Crain finally make the move to closer?

For Detroit, Cleveland, and Kansas City the closer role appears to be set as training camps are set to open this week.

Here's my look at the division's closers and potential closers heading into 2011.

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