Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston announced that Kevin Gregg will take over as closer "until further notice." Gregg was signed after closing for the Cubs last season, but Jason Frasor was given the job as closer to begin the season. Frasor has three saves, but has blown two. He has allowed the lead off batter to reach in each of his five appearances.

Gregg has converted all of his three save chances and in 4 1/3 innings, he has allowed one hit, no runs, walked none and struck out six. I thought Gregg would be the closer once the Blue Jays signed him. I think Frasor has the skills to close, but if the Blue Jays thought he could get the job done, why sign Gregg?

Gregg lost his job last season with the Cubs, but he has at least 23 saves in three consecutive seasons. Shaky control and being a fly ball pitchers have hurt Gregg at times, but he should be owned in all leagues.

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I mentioned before this news broke on my podcast (link below) that Gregg should be picked up.

www.blogtalkradio.com/A-Ron