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Can Brett Myers shine as Astros closer?

Updated: February 28, 2012, 3:11 PM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft | ESPN.com

The Houston Astros, one of five -- well, six now, if you include the Cleveland Indians, following news that Chris Perez will miss 4-6 weeks with an oblique injury -- teams with uncertain closer roles, might finally have some clarity in the ninth inning.

On Tuesday, they announced that veteran right-handed starter Brett Myers, who has started 249 of his 307 career big league appearances, agreed on Monday to move into the role, according to the team's official website.

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