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Struggling Wickman designated for assignment by Braves

Updated: August 24, 2007, 7:57 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- The Atlanta Braves cut ties with struggling closer Bob Wickman on Friday, designating him for assignment.

The move came a day after Wickman surrendered a game-winning two-run home run to the Reds' Adam Dunn in the 12th inning of a 9-7 loss. Wickman is 3-3 with a 3.92 ERA and 20 saves in 26 chances.

Manager Bobby Cox did not reveal his new closer, which could be one of several pitchers. He said Rafael Soriano would probably serve in the ninth-inning role on Friday ...

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