Published On: Tue, Feb 28th, 2012

Myers takes over the closer role, as the Astros expect to move Lyles into the rotation

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Brett Myers is going back to being a closer.

Myers has not been a closer since the 2007 season with the Philadelphia Phillies. But Astros manager Brad Mills has made the decision to make Myers the Astros closer for the 2012 season.

Myers received the role after Brandon Lyon was demoted from the closer role to the setup role. The Astros also had to re-do his $10 million option for this season after the position move.

The move is expected to make room for prospect Jordan Lyles. The team is trying to get younger all around, as they try to rebuild.

Myers was one of the Astros best pitch last year. He had a 4.46 ERA in 216 innings.

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