Right-hander Blake Treinen was removed Wednesday as closer for the Washington Nationals and manager Dusty Baker said the job will be a “mix and match” plan with right-handers Shawn Kelley and Koda Glover sharing the duties.
Kelley earned his first save of the season in Washington’s 3-1 victory over Atlanta on Tuesday after Treinen gave up a run, two hits and two walks, and recorded only one out in the ninth inning.
Treinen has a 7.11 ERA with three saves in eight games.
Baker said Treinen will return to the set-up role “he had success in.”
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