AHF wrote:Rauch is due back on Thursday. Any insight on who is expected to close once Rauch returns?
CBS:Jon Rauch, RP TOR
News: Blue Jays RP Jon Rauch (appendectomy) will throw a simulated game on Tuesday, reports MLB.com on Monday. Rauch could be activated by Thursday if all goes well.
Analysis: Apparently, Rauch may not need an injury rehab assignment as first thought. That is good news for him and for the Blue Jays. Rauch will likely close games for the Blue Jays once he is healthy, so continue to stash him in deeper Fantasy formats. He could be a low-end option for saves when active.
It appears that Rauch may be given back the closer job, but this is certainly not for sure. FF has been pretty good to really good lately so there's no reason necessarily to automatically give Rauch back the job, it's not like Rauch was a lockdown closer before the appendicitis. Also interesting that the Blue Jays manager John Farrell won't be on the bench for the entire Orioles series from Tues through Thurs, so who knows what the bench coach will do.
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