Giles had a 1.42 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 31 2/3 innings entering Tuesday. Even if Papelbon wasn't available due to his workload, it's not a lock that Giles would have the ninth in a save situation.
"We have a couple choices," Sandberg said. "It would depend on the scenario. Jake Diekman has done it. There would be a choice there."
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