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Treinen wins Nats' closer competition

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Blake Treinen will begin the season as the closer for the Washington Nationals, even though he has only one big league save.

After Washington went a winter without landing a ninth-inning man and a spring training trying to figure out who would earn the role, manager Dusty Baker announced Thursday the 28-year-old Treinen won the job.

Baker, general manager Mike Rizzo and pitching coach Mike Maddux waited until the team's final day in Florida - the Nationals were playing an exhibition game at the Boston Red Sox - to settle on Treinen, who found out Thursday morning that he would be the reigning NL East champions' closer.

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