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BREAKING NEWS: Rays lose closer Brad Boxberger for 8 weeks

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The news wasn’t good Friday as Tampa Bay Rays Manager, Kevin Cash, addressed the media before the team took the field to face the Boston Red Sox.

Reigning AL saves king, Brad Boxberger, had successful surgery Thursday to repair what Cash called a “core” injury. He is expected to miss eight weeks.

“Obviously it’s a blow because he’s so valuable to our team and our staff,” Cash said Friday. “But we do have a number of guys to fill that void.”

Cash assured the media the team would not look outside the organization for help and that he would play the matchup game every night until Boxberger’s return.

“We will not name a closer. We will close how it matches up and how we see fit.”

Boxberger, 27, led the American League in saves in 2015 with 41 and made his first All-Star game.

Stay tuned for updates.

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