Morrow removed from closer role

Updated: May 15, 2009, 8:52 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- The Mariners have removed struggling Brandon Morrow from the closer role.

Manager Don Wakamatsu says David Aardsma will lead a rotation of relievers who will finish games based on specific situations.

Morrow blew saves in each of the last two games of Seattle's last road trip, when the team went 1-7.

Wakamatsu says Morrow will pitch middle relief for the time being. He made the announcement before the Mariners hosted the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.

On Thursday, ...

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