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Brewers to use closer by committee while Gagne gets 'mental break'

Updated: May 12, 2008, 12:59 PM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers yanked Eric Gagne from the closer's role on Sunday after the reliever called his latest performance embarrassing and said he didn't feel he deserved to pitch the ninth anymore.

Manager Ned Yost said he read Gagne's comments and will use a closer by committee approach while Gagne takes what Yost called a "mental break."

"He's really pushing himself really, really hard and taking it really, really hard," Yost said. "We'll probably just mix and match, I'm ...

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