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Heilman To Replace Qualls As Closer, Universe Is Shocked ... Or Not

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The Arizona Republic’s Nick Piecoro is reporting that reliever Aaron Heilman will now get the bulk of the save opportunities in lieu of Chad Qualls, who has been struggling mightily.

Qualls has been in the cross-hairs all season long, posting an ERA of 8.46.

D-backs manager A.J. Hinch had this to say:

“I’m going to try a few different things. I let Qualls know today that he won’t close tonight and probably won’t close tomorrow night and we’ll go from there. I’m going to mix things up a little bit."