Pirates manager John Russell confirmed Thursday that the Pirates are sticking with Octavio Dotel at closer despite his recent struggles.
Dotel believes he will settle down, too. "Don't panic with me," the right-hander said. "I'm going to do my job. I'm going to do what I'm supposed to do. I always earn my money. It's just been a little bumpy in April." Joel Hanrahan and Evan Meek are worth monitoring in case the problems continue.