If You're Hardcore: Francisco best option in Texas

Updated: August 7, 2008, 5:25 PM ET
By Will Harris | Special to

Rangers closer C.J. Wilson has been diagnosed with bone spurs in his pitching elbow. His injury may require surgery, and there's a good chance he'll miss the rest of the season. Eddie Guardado has been named the interim closer, but set-up man Frank Francisco has been solid this year and former co-closer Joaquin Benoit has just returned from a month-long absence due to a shoulder injury. Can "Everyday Eddie" fend off the competition and hold the job for the balance of the season?