Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
No, but if you have the opportunity to add a TOR arm to the staff, you take it. Every time.
What's the worst case scenario? He bombs out and goes back to the pen. It's not like starting is going to make him forget how to throw a fastball really hard, which is basically all he did as a closer.
Daniel Bard couldn't remember.
Let's not act like a failure as a starter would have zero effect on his ability to return as a closer. The guy seems to have a somewhat fragile psyche and all bets are off as closer once he gets moved out of that role.