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Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

A's Injured Closer Next In Line Closer Notes
Sean Doolittle Eric O'Flaherty Luke Gregerson

A's closer Sean Doolittle was activated from the disabled list on Friday. More Updated Sept. 12 at 10:41 p.m. ET

Angels Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Huston Street Joe Smith Jason Grilli

Angels closer Huston Street will be available to pitch Saturday night, manager Mike Scioscia said. More Updated Sept. 13 at 10:20 p.m. ET

Braves Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Craig Kimbrel Jordan Walden David Carpenter

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning against the Marlins on Friday to earn his 40th save. More Updated Aug. 30 at 12:17 a.m. ET

Dodgers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kenley Jansen Brian Wilson Brandon League

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen blew a save against the Nationals on Wednesday, allowing three runs on four this and one walk with no strikeouts in an inning of work. More Updated Sept. 3 at 9:41 p.m. ET

Orioles Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Zach Britton Darren O'Day Andrew Miller

Orioles closer Zach Britton blew a save after allowing an unearned run in the ninth inning against the Rays on Sunday. More Updated Sept. 7 at 6:25 p.m. ET

Reds Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Aroldis Chapman Sam LeCure Jumbo Diaz

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman walked one and fanned two in a scoreless inning against the Cardinals on Thursday to earn his 33rd save. More Updated Sept. 11 at 3:58 p.m. ET

Royals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Greg Holland Wade Davis Kelvin Herrera

Royals closer Greg Holland is ready to resume pitching, manager Ned Yost said before Friday night's game against the Red Sox. More Updated Sept. 12 at 9:47 p.m. ET

Yankees Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
David Robertson Dellin Betances Shawn Kelley

Yankees closer David Robertson allowed one hit in a scoreless inning against the Orioles on Saturday to earn a save. More Updated Sept. 13 at 5:35 p.m. ET

Stable Situations

Astros Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Chad Qualls Josh Fields Tony Sipp

Astros closer Chad Qualls allowed one hit and struck out one in a scoreless inning against the Indians on Monday to earn his 18th save. More Updated Sept. 15 at 11:43 p.m. ET

Brewers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Francisco Rodriguez Jonathan Broxton Brandon Kintzler

Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez earned the save after allowing one hit in a scoreless innings vs. the Marlins on Wednesday. More Updated Sept. 10 at 11:32 p.m. ET

Cardinals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Trevor Rosenthal Pat Neshek Carlos Martinez

Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal picked up a save after fanning two in a scoreless ninth against the Pirates on Monday. More Updated Sept. 1 at 6:48 p.m. ET

Cubs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Hector Rondon Pedro Strop Kyuji Fujikawa

Cubs closer Hector Rondon walked one in a scoreless inning against the Reds on Wednesday to earn his 25th save. More Updated Sept. 17 at 11:37 p.m. ET

D-backs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Addison Reed Oliver Perez Evan Marshall

D-backs closer Addison Reed earned a save after allowing one run in 2/3 of an inning against the Reds on Wednesday. More Updated July 30 at 4:30 p.m. ET

Indians Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Cody Allen Bryan Shaw Scott Atchison

Indians right-hander Cody Allen blew the save after giving up a run on two hits with no walks and two strikeouts in an inning of work Friday against the Twins. More Updated Sept. 20 at 1:25 a.m. ET

Mariners Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Fernando Rodney Danny Farquhar Yoervis Medina

Mariners closer Fernando Rodney picked up his Major League-leading 45th save of the season Friday night at Safeco Field in Seattle's 4-2 win over the Athletics. More Updated Sept. 13 at 12:22 p.m. ET

Marlins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Steve Cishek A.J. Ramos Mike Dunn

Marlins closer Steve Cishek struck out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Mets on Monday to earn his 36th save. More Updated Sept. 15 at 10:50 p.m. ET

Phillies Suspended Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Ken Giles Jonathan Papelbon Jake Diekman

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon was suspended for seven games and fined an undisclosed amount for his actions in the top of the ninth inning Sunday at Citizens Bank Park. More Updated Sept. 15 at 11:32 p.m. ET

Pirates Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Mark Melancon Tony Watson John Axford

Pirates closer Mark Melancon gave up two hits and fanned one in a scoreless inning against the Red Sox on Thursday to earn a save. More Updated Sept. 18 at 10:21 p.m. ET

Rays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jake McGee Brad Boxberger Grant Balfour

Rays closer Jake McGee blew a save but picked up a win after allowing one run in the ninth inning against the Blue Jays on Sunday. More Updated Sept. 14 at 5:42 p.m. ET

Rockies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
LaTroy Hawkins Adam Ottavino Rex Brothers

Rockies right-hander LaTroy Hawkins entered the 2014 All-Star break with 17 saves, a 2-2 record, a 2.45 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP and 14 strikeouts in 33 innings. More Updated July 16 at 10:46 p.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

Blue Jays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Casey Janssen Aaron Sanchez Brett Cecil

Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen allowed one hit and fanned one in a scoreless inning against the Rays on Saturday to earn his 23rd save. More Updated Sept. 13 at 4:34 p.m. ET

Giants (Closer committee) Closer committee Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Santiago Casilla Sergio Romo Jeremy Affeldt

Giants closer Santiago Casilla fanned two in a perfect ninth inning against the D-backs on Wednesday to earn his 17th save. More Updated Sept. 17 at 7:34 p.m. ET

Mets Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jenrry Mejia Jeurys Familia Vic Black

Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia allowed two hits and a walk and only recorded one out (via strikeout) before being removed from the game Tuesday against the Rockies. More Updated Sept. 9 at 10:51 p.m. ET

Nationals (Closer committee) Closer committee Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Drew Storen Tyler Clippard Rafael Soriano

As expected, Nationals reliever Rafael Soriano had a bullpen session Monday at Nationals Park, and the right-hander improved his mechanics, according to pitching coach Steve McCatty. More Updated Sept. 8 at 8:23 p.m. ET

Rangers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Neftali Feliz Shawn Tolleson Neal Cotts

Rangers closer Neftali Feliz allowed one hit and walked one in a scoreless inning against the Mariners on Sunday to earn his eighth save. More Updated Sept. 7 at 7:17 p.m. ET

Red Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Edward Mujica Koji Uehara Junichi Tazawa

Red Sox closer Koji Uehara, who hasn't pitched since a blown save in New York on Sept. 4, will resurface for the four-game series that starts in Kansas City on Thursday. More Updated Sept. 10 at 6:46 p.m. ET

Tigers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Joe Nathan Joakim Soria Joba Chamberlain

Tigers closer Joe Nathan lost and blew the save after allowing two runs on two hits and a walk with no strikeouts in two-thirds of an inning Tuesday against the Twins. More Updated Sept. 17 at 12:46 a.m. ET

White Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jake Petricka Zach Putnam Matt Lindstrom

White Sox reliever Jake Petricka allowed one hit and one walk with one strikeout in a scoreless inning against the A's on Thursday to earn his 13th save. More Updated Sept. 11 at 4:50 p.m. ET

Injured Closers

Twins Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jared Burton Glen Perkins (Inj.) Casey Fien

Twins closer Glen Perkins reflected Saturday about suffering his season-ending forearm strain, saying it was a relief that it's only a minor injury and won't require surgery. More Updated Sept. 20 at 8:57 p.m. ET

Padres Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kevin Quackenbush Joaquin Benoit (Inj.) Dale Thayer

Padres closer Joaquin Benoit, who has appeared in just two games since Aug. 14 because of a sore right shoulder, could be cleared to pitch in games again as soon as Friday. More Updated Sept. 17 at 10:43 p.m. ET