Is Joe Nathan in danger of losing Rangers' closing role?

Ex-Twin Joe Nathan fully expects to be the Texas Ranger closer this summer, but some are already predicting last year’s closer Neftali Feliz -- will move into that slot before long. Nathan has had a rough spring, posting an ERA over 10.
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Ex-Twin Joe Nathan fully expects to be the Texas Ranger closer this summer, but some are already predicting last year’s closer Neftali Feliz -- will move into that slot before long. Nathan has had a rough spring, posting an ERA over 10.

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