No mo' Joe Bo?
Before tonight’s game, Eric Wedge was asked, essentially, if Borowski is still the closer.
This was his cryptic response:
"I had a feeling that question would come up," Wedge said. "We've got an off day [Thursday]. We're going to be meeting, we're going to be talking, we've got a lot of things that we've got to work through right now. We'll be working on the off day to try to solidify some things, make some decisions and go from there."
Not exactly a ringing endorsement, so it will be interesting to see what Wedge has to say Friday in Minneapolis. For now, Wedge said he won't be using Borowski in tonight's game, because Borowski worked each of the last two days.
If a move is made at closer, it's pretty obvious Masa Kobayashi would make the most sense to inherit the job. Then again, the Indians must be careful with how they use Kobayashi going forward, as he only pitched 47 1/3 innings in Japan last year and he's already pitched 40 this season.