Mychal Givens is out of the closer job in Baltimore

May 27, 2019

Baltimore Orioles — After eight earned runs, three losses, and two blown saves in his last four appearances, Mychal Givens will get a break from the high-stress Oriole ninth. Manager Branden Hyde anointed the vaunted “whoever” to get the next shot, and our guess is that will mean Shawn Armstrong (2.70 ERA since joining the Orioles from Seattle), Paul Fry (fairly effective lefty), or Branden Kline (9.2 K/9). If you want to take a chance on someone who — best-case! — could pick up a save twice a week, those are your prospects.

Updated hierarchy: *Armstrong | Fry | Kline.
* = closer-by-committee