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Marlins | Expected to use closer committee

The Miami Marlins are likely to install a closer-by-committee setup after the All-Star break. Ozzie Guillen told "The Dan LeBatard Show" on Miami's 790 The Ticket that he plans to chat with the struggling Heath Bell in the next few days about the arrangement. Though Miami will mix and match, Steve Cishek is expected to get the first shot at becoming the primary option, with southpaw Randy Choate possibly getting chances soon against left-handed bats. Other arms that'll earn consideration are Edward Mujica (toe), who's slated to return from the disabled list this weekend, and Juan Oviedo, whose suspension for his identity fraud ends July 23.

Fantasy Tip: Bell pitched well for a spell and again probably has a shot to regain his manager's trust, but that'll be more difficult to do a second time. Cishek has been the club's most reliable reliever and is the obvious fantasy target, in all formats, initially. Oviedo must prove that he's capable of retiring major leaguers consistently again after a long layoff. He's an OK target in deep leagues. Choate is probably worth owning only in NL games.

2012-07-10 16:14:53 | Source: MLB.com - Joe Frisaro

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