Rangers to give Leclerc break from closer role

One day after his second blown save of the young season, Texas Rangers right-hander Jose Leclerc will be removed from his role as closer, at least temporarily, the team disclosed.
Manager Chris Woodward said the change was needed after Leclerc posted an 8.44 ERA in 13 appearances to start the season. The 25-year-old squandered a three-run lead in the ninth inning Tuesday and the Rangers ended up with a 6-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
“We are going to look at taking him out for a while for his sake,” Woodward told reporters Wednesday. “… The guy works harder than anybody. He cares. He’s conscientious. It’s beautiful. But to see this, it rips your heart out. In the end, he’ll be better for it, but now it’s a bad feeling because it feels like there is no way out.”
Leclerc threw 22 pitches in Tuesday’s meltdown so he was not expected to pitch Wednesday anyway in the finale of a two-game series against the Pirates. The Rangers are off Thursday, then open a three-game series at home against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.
Woodward indicated that right-handers Shawn Kelley or Chris Martin would be called on in upcoming save situations. Leclerc signed a four-year, $14 million extension during spring training.
–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)

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