Giants' Tony Watson in running for closer job
San Francisco Giants reliever Tony Watson is a candidate to be the club's closer this season, per manager Gabe Kapler.
Watson and Tyler Rogers are considered the frontrunners for ninth-inning duties. “Having Tony Watson on a roster is a real plus," Kapler said. "Because of the experience, because he’s been so effective against left-handed batters for so many years and for various clubs. It’s nice to know that if you are facing two or three lefties in a row, he’s a guy that you can have take down that pocket of a lineup, but he’s also effective against righties." Kapler also indicated that both Watson and Rogers could see save opportunities. Watson hasn't closed games since the first half of the 2017 season. The 35-year-old right-hander recorded a career-worst 4.17 ERA last season after posting a 2.59 ERA in 2018.
Per FanDuel Sportsbook, the Giants are tied for having the worst odds (+33000) to win the 2020 World Series.
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