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Manager Joe Maddon said Grant Balfour is still the closer as of now.
Balfour had an implosion Sunday of epic proportion. After striking out Dustin Ackley and Cole Gillepsie to begin the 9th, he allowed 6 straight runners to reach base, including two triples, a double, two walks and a single. Balfour's had an up-and-down season, to put it mildly, as he's converted 7 of 9 save attempts, but alternating between 1-2-3's and epic meltdowns. He's almost walking as many batters per nine as he's striking out (7.99 v. 7.61). In shallower leagues feel free to cut bait whether he's got the job or not. ANALYST: