MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports that Marlins manager Don Mattlingly has taken Kyle Barraclough out of the closer’s role. The club will instead use a closer-by-committee until a suitable full-time candidate emerges.
Barraclough, 28, has overall had a solid season, carrying a 3.45 ERA with 10 saves and a 52/28 K/BB ratio in 47 innings. However, the right-hander has yielded runs in five of his last six appearances, blowing three saves in four attempts. That included four runs to the Phillies in two-thirds of an inning on Thursday and another run in a third of an inning against the Cardinals on Monday.