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Quick hook: Angels send would-be closer to minors

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08:20 AM ET 04.06 | Perhaps it was the manner in which he blew the save. Early in spring training, Angels manager Mike Scioscia was asked about the team's unspoken lack of confidence in closer Fernando Rodney. "If you're asking me how long the leash is going to be [for Rodney as closer], it's certainly not one blown save," Scioscia said then. Apparently, it was. Rodney walked the bases loaded and coughed up a two-run lead in Kansas City on Sunday, part of a three-game string of meltdowns by Angels relievers. Afterward, Scioscia said the Angels would "have to sort some things out" in their bullpen. That sorting has left Rodney out as closer. ... Rookie Jordan Walden will take over as closer for the time being and earned his first save of the season with a perfect ninth in Tuesday's 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Orange County Register

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April 6, 2011  08:28 AM ET

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April 6, 2011  08:48 AM ET

All the pre-season assessments I read said the bullpen was their biggest weakness. So, no surprise but blowing one save? GO RANGERS!!!

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April 6, 2011  09:02 AM ET

tell geech k rods available !

April 6, 2011  09:10 AM ET
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I'll tell ya,Rodney gets no respect,no respect.

when he was in high school he shared a locker with a mop !

April 6, 2011  09:25 AM ET

ever since rodney come from detroit i knew he wasn't good but since tony reagins took over as a general manager has done nothing but wrong trades, wrong deals, and things will not get better till arte moreno fire this general manager, angels look much like the pirates on the past season!!

April 6, 2011  09:28 AM ET

red sox need a new catcher, perhaps they can trade for pudge rodriguez who has enough experience than saltalamachia!!

April 6, 2011  09:29 AM ET

could the agnels work a deal for soria?

April 6, 2011  09:29 AM ET

angels need more than just luck!!

April 6, 2011  09:33 AM ET

perhaps sciocia will love to face the ray more than two games so his whole bullpen can regain confidence!!

April 6, 2011  09:36 AM ET

I see a return to the days of the Angels "Arson Squad" bullpen.

April 6, 2011  09:51 AM ET
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when he was in high school he shared a locker with a mop !

when he was born, the doctor slapped his mother instead of him

April 6, 2011  10:01 AM ET
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His mother never breast fed him. She told him that she only liked him as a friend

HAHAHAHA...oh damn!!!

April 6, 2011  10:03 AM ET

Where does it say he was sent to the minors?

April 6, 2011  10:12 AM ET
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tell geech k rods available !

Tell Geech that Soriano will be available if he keeps blowing 4 run leads like he did last night.

April 6, 2011  10:14 AM ET
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I'll tell ya,Rodney gets no respect,no respect.

When K-Rod was born his mother said "How Cute" , his father said "Lets Bury it"

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April 6, 2011  10:34 AM ET
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His mother never breast fed him. She told him that she only liked him as a friend

LOL..my other favorite Rodney line: "with the shape i'm in, you could donate my body to science fiction."

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