The Detroit Tigers’ closer-by-committee approach is off for now, as the roulette wheel appears to favor Joaquin Benoit.

"On a lot of the days, if it's doable, I think (Joaquin) Benoit is the most experienced and versatile enough against righties and lefties to pitch the ninth," manager Jim Leyland told the team’s website. "But it's not going to be doable every day. You're liable to see anybody at any time ... until something else happens, if it does happen."

Leyland cautioned, however, that he would like to limit Benoit to one inning per outing and doesn’t plan to use him on three consecutive days.

The Tigers opted to let closer Jose Valverde leave as a free agent this past offseason, in hopes of installing rookie Bruce Rondon in the role this season. However, Rondon struggled during spring training and was optioned to the minors just before the end of camp.

At that point, the Tigers announced that they would use a committee of closers, with Benoit, Phil Coke, Octavio Dotel and Al Alburquerque among those sharing the ninth-inning duties.

Benoit’s time as closer might be short-lived because the team re-signed Valverde to a minor league contract earlier this month. Once Valverde is ready, he likely will reclaim his closer role.