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New York Yankees: Should They Stick with Rafael Soriano as the Closer?

Ever since Mariano Rivera landed on the disabled list, MLB fans have speculated on the closer role for the New York Yankees. 

Most thought David Robertson would be ready to take the title as the closer for 2012, leaving veteran Rafael Soriano as the eighth-inning setup man.

The Yankees tried that for a few games.

Robertson got two chances to save games against the Tampa Bay Rays. In the first one, he loaded the bases before striking out Carlos Pena to end the game and get the save. In the second , Matt Joyce made him pay for putting two runners on, and Robertson surrendered a three-run home run that allowed the Rays to win 4-1 back on May 9.

After starting out at 0.00, Robertson's ERA jumped up to 2.61 as ...

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