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Updated closer rankings

Philadelphia Phillies' Jonathan Papelbon throws during practice at

Philadelphia Phillies' Jonathan Papelbon throws during practice at baseball spring training. (Feb. 24, 2012) Credit: AP

Ryan Madson is now out for the season and will need Tommy John surgery. The Reds closer was set to be one of the top closers this season. Sean Marshall is expected to be the closer and Aroldis Chapman could eventually work his way into the picture. He started today and has this spring, but he might return as a setup man.

1.      Jonathan Papelbon (Phillies)

2.      Mariano Rivera (Yankees)

3.      John Axford (Brewers)

4.      Craig Kimbrel (Braves)

5.      Drew Storen (Nationals)

6.      Joel Hanrahan (Pirates)

7.      Brian Wilson (Giants)

8.  Heath Bell (Marlins)

9. J.J. Putz (Diamondbacks)

10.  Rafael Betancourt (Rockies)

11.  Jose Valverde (Tigers)

12. Carlos Marmol (Cubs)

13. Jordan Walden (Angels)

14.  Jason Motte (Cardinals)

15.  Brandon League (Mariners)

16.  Huston Street (Padres)

17.  Sergio Santos (Blue Jays)

18.  Andrew Bailey (Red Sox)

19. Sean Marshall (Reds)

20.  Javy Guerra (Dodgers)

21.  Joe Nathan (Rangers)

22. Greg Holland (Royals)

23.  Kyle Farnsworth (Rays)

24.  Frank Francisco (Mets)

25.  Matt Thornton (White Sox)

26.  Brett Myers (Astros)

27.  Matt Capps (Twins)

28.  Kenley Jansen (Dodgers)

29.  Chris Perez (Indians)

30.  Vinnie Pestano (Indians)

31.  Grant Balfour (A’s)

32.  Jim Johnson (Orioles)

33. Jonathan Broxton (Royals)

34.  Sergio Romo (Giants)

35.  Tyler Clippard (Nationals)

36.  Jonny Venters (Braves)

37.  Glen Perkins (Twins)

38.  Mike Adams (Rangers)

39.  Joaquin Benoit (Tigers)

40.  David Robertson (Yankees)

41.  Brian Fuentes (A’s)

42.  David Hernandez (Diamondbacks)

43.  Francisco Rodriguez (Brewers)

44.  Scott Downs (Angels)

45.  Addison Reed (White Sox)

46.  Mark Melancon (Red Sox)

47.  Francisco Cordero (Blue Jays)

48.  Joel Peralta (Rays)

49.  Luke Gregerson (Padres)

50.  Kerry Wood (Cubs)

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