This was not a great week to be a closer for a handful of Major League Baseball teams. Between injuries and demotions, many teams are scrambling to find solutions to teh back end of their bullpens.
The most devastating news to any closer came to Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees, who suffered a season ending ACL injury shagging fly balls. It was extremely sad to see baseball’s all-time saves leader tear up his knee in such a manner. Thankfully, it does not appear as if things will end that way for Rivera, as he announced he fully plans to come back and pitch in 2013 for New York.