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Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

Cubs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Wade Davis Koji Uehara Hector Rondon

Cubs right-hander Wade Davis tossed a scoreless ninth inning in a 9-5 win over the Reds on Tuesday. More Updated May 17 at 12:52 a.m. ET

Dodgers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kenley Jansen Pedro Baez Sergio Romo

Kenley Jansen's strikeout of Milwaukee's Hernan Perez in the bottom of the 11th inning Friday night was a double record-setter during the Dodgers' 2-1, 12-inning victory. More Updated June 3 at 12:35 a.m. ET

Red Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Craig Kimbrel Joe Kelly Matt Barnes

Red Sox right-hander Craig Kimbrel struck out one in a perfect inning to pick up a save Monday vs. the Twins. More Updated June 26 at 10:32 p.m. ET

Rockies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Greg Holland Adam Ottavino Jake McGee

Rockies right-hander Greg Holland earned a save after allowing three walks and recording two strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning against the Cubs on Friday. More Updated June 9 at 6:12 p.m. ET

Yankees Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Aroldis Chapman Dellin Betances Tyler Clippard

The Yankees got some good news Sunday morning as closer Aroldis Chapman was activated from the disabled list. More Updated June 18 at 4:19 p.m. ET

Stable Situations

Astros Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Ken Giles Will Harris Luke Gregerson

Astros closer Ken Giles secured the save with a scoreless inning Sunday against the Rays. More Updated April 23 at 7:51 p.m. ET

Blue Jays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Roberto Osuna Joe Smith (DL) Ryan Tepera

Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna said Saturday morning through a translator that he is feeling "a little bit anxious, a little bit weird." More Updated June 24 at 4:13 p.m. ET

Braves Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jim Johnson Arodys Vizcaino Jose Ramirez

Braves right-hander Jim Johnson picked up a save after tossing a perfect ninth inning Thursday vs. the Phillies. More Updated June 9 at 12:12 a.m. ET

Brewers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Corey Knebel Jacob Barnes Carlos Torres

Brewers right-hander Corey Knebel earned a save after striking out one batter in a scoreless ninth inning against the Pirates on Thursday. More Updated June 22 at 5:35 p.m. ET

Cardinals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Seung Hwan Oh Trevor Rosenthal Matt Bowman

Cardinals closer Seung Hwan Oh pitched a scoreless ninth inning Saturday vs. the Cubs to earn his 10th save. More Updated May 13 at 8:13 p.m. ET

D-backs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Fernando Rodney Archie Bradley J.J. Hoover (DL)

D-backs closer Fernando Rodney pitched a scoreless ninth inning with three strikeouts to earn the save Wednesday against the Tigers. More Updated June 14 at 10:17 p.m. ET

Giants Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Mark Melancon Hunter Strickland George Kontos

Giants closer Mark Melancon took the loss Sunday after he allowed four runs on four hits in a third of an inning at Colorado. More Updated June 18 at 10:06 p.m. ET

Mariners Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Edwin Diaz Tony Zych Nick Vincent

Mariners right-hander Edwin Diaz picked up a save after striking out two in a perfect ninth inning Monday against the Rockies. More Updated May 29 at 7:14 p.m. ET

Marlins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
A.J. Ramos Brad Ziegler (DL) Kyle Barraclough

Marlins right-hander AJ Ramos earned a save after allowing one hit and striking out two batters during a scoreless ninth inning against the Nationals on Wednesday. More Updated June 21 at 2:55 p.m. ET

Rangers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Matt Bush Keone Kela (DL) Jeremy Jeffress

Rangers closer Matt Bush blew the save after yielding a run on a hit with no walks or strikeouts in one inning Wednesday against the Rays. More Updated June 1 at 1:38 a.m. ET

Rays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Alex Colome Brad Boxberger (DL) Chase Whitley

Rays closer Alex Colome blew his third save after yielding a run on two hits with no walks and a strikeout in an inning of work Saturday against the A's. More Updated June 10 at 7:19 p.m. ET

Reds Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Raisel Iglesias Michael Lorenzen Drew Storen

Reds closer Raisel Iglesias pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Thursday against the Giants. More Updated May 12 at 3:50 a.m. ET

Royals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kelvin Herrera Joakim Soria Mike Minor

Royals closer Kelvin Herrera could only watch as Twins pinch-hitter Kennys Vargas trotted around the bases following a tying two-run blast in the ninth inning on Friday night. More Updated May 20 at 2:09 a.m. ET

Tigers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Justin Wilson Alex Wilson Shane Greene

Justin Wilson has never been a closer at any level. But he looked right at home in the role Saturday night as he struck out the side against the Angels in the ninth inning to earn his first save since taking over as Detroit's closer this week. More Updated May 14 at 5:03 p.m. ET

Twins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brandon Kintzler Taylor Rogers Glen Perkins (DL)

Twins closer Brandon Kintzler earned the save after allowing a hit with no walks and one strikeout in a scoreless inning Wednesday against the White Sox. More Updated June 21 at 11:54 p.m. ET

White Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
David Robertson Tommy Kahnle Nate Jones (DL)

When he first came up to the big leagues with the Yankees, White Sox closer David Robertson looked down to the back end of the bullpen and saw an iconic pitcher in Mariano Rivera with an iconic pitch, his cutter. Now an established reliever and likely one of the hottest closer targets available at the non-waiver Trade Deadline, Robertson has his own signature pitch. More Updated May 30 at 11:17 p.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

A's Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Santiago Casilla Sean Doolittle Ryan Madson

A day after being struck by a sharply hit foul ball during Saturday's win over the Yankees, A's closer Santiago Casilla relayed encouraging news about his non-throwing shoulder. More Updated June 18 at 4:35 p.m. ET

Indians (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Andrew Miller Cody Allen Bryan Shaw

In the Indians' past two games, closer Cody Allen and setup man Andrew Miller switched roles. Manager Terry Francona thinks that this switch will happen more often. More Updated June 19 at 8:27 p.m. ET

Nationals (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Matt Albers Enny Romero Koda Glover (DL)

Nationals reliever Matt Albers lost and blew the save after giving up three runs on a hit and two walks with a strikeout in two-thirds of an inning Monday against the Braves. More Updated June 13 at 12:46 a.m. ET

Padres Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brandon Maurer Brad Hand Carter Capps (MiLB)

Don't call it closer by committee; call it closer by situation. The Padres will continue to split the ninth-inning role between Brandon Maurer and Brad Hand. More Updated May 30 at 11:30 p.m. ET

Phillies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Hector Neris Pat Neshek Joaquin Benoit

Phillies right-hander Hector Neris blew the save after allowing a run on two hits and a walk with no strikeouts in one inning Sunday vs. the D-backs. More Updated June 18 at 7:57 p.m. ET

Pirates Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Felipe Rivero Juan Nicasio Tony Watson

The Pirates have made a change in the ninth inning. Felipe Rivero and Juan Nicasio will share closer duties, manager Clint Hurdle announced Friday, while Tony Watson sorts through his slump in lower-leverage situations. More Updated June 9 at 7:33 p.m. ET

Injured Closers

Angels Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Cam Bedrosian Bud Norris (DL) Blake Parker

The Angels placed right-hander Bud Norris on the 10-day disabled list with right knee inflammation on Tuesday, though they're hopeful that they won't be without their closer for long. More Updated June 20 at 9:24 p.m. ET

Mets Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Addison Reed Jeurys Familia (DL) Jerry Blevins

Mets closer Jeurys Familia, on the disabled list since May 12 with a blood clot in his right arm, said Monday he expects to pitch again this season. More Updated May 29 at 4:51 p.m. ET

Orioles Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brad Brach Zach Britton (DL) Darren O'Day (DL)

Orioles closer Zach Britton continues to progress back from a left forearm strain with the goal for him to return to the team before the All-Star break. More Updated June 25 at 1:57 p.m. ET