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Ernesto Frieri and Joe Smith will continue to share closer duties for the time being depending on the matchup, Scioscia said, confirming what Ebel told reporters at the beginning of the Toronto series.

"If we have some matchups in the eighth, we are going to look at it one way, and if we have some matchups in the ninth, we can look at it a different way," Scioscia said. "I don't think anything has changed from what we talked about a week ago."

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Ernesto Frieri and Joe Smith will continue to share closer duties for the time being depending on the matchup, Scioscia said, confirming what Ebel told reporters at the beginning of the Toronto series.

"If we have some matchups in the eighth, we are going to look at it one way, and if we have some matchups in the ninth, we can look at it a different way," Scioscia said. "I don't think anything has changed from what we talked about a week ago."

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Ideally, Scioscia said, Frieri would be the ninth-inning man. But he also explained that the club needs to return some key relievers from injuries to provide the club with further depth before that happens.

Chris Toman is a contributor to MLB.com.

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