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Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

A's Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Blake Treinen Jeurys Familia Lou Trivino

The A's, in the midst of an unexpected playoff push, have acquired reliever Jeurys Familia from the Mets. More Updated July 21 at 5:58 p.m. ET

Dodgers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kenley Jansen Erik Goeddel Daniel Hudson

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen escaped injury on Tuesday when he stepped in a hole while doing his conditioning running on the warning track in left field in the afternoon. More Updated May 29 at 9:25 p.m. ET

Mariners Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Edwin Diaz Alex Colome Juan Nicasio

While the Mariners' bullpen has been very solid through the team's hot stretch over the last six weeks, more reinforcements are on the way as right-handed setup men Juan Nicasio and Nick Vincent both took positive steps toward coming off the 10-day disabled list on Saturday. More Updated June 16 at 10:00 p.m. ET

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

Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel allowed no hits and one walk with three strikeouts in a scoreless inning vs. the Orioles on Monday to earn the save. More Updated June 12 at 2:13 a.m. ET

Reds Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Raisel Iglesias Jared Hughes Amir Garrett

The Reds activated closer Raisel Iglesias on Wednesday from the 10-day disabled list after he recovered from a strained left biceps in his left, non-pitching arm. More Updated May 30 at 5:35 p.m. ET

Yankees Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Aroldis Chapman Dellin Betances David Robertson

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman left Saturday's game against the Blue Jays with a recurrence of left knee tendinitis after facing one batter. More Updated July 7 at 9:08 p.m. ET

Stable Situations

Angels Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Blake Parker Justin Anderson Cam Bedrosian

Angels right-hander Justin Anderson recorded a save after allowing three walks to go with one strikeout in the ninth inning against the Rangers on Sunday. More Updated June 3 at 11:50 p.m. ET

Brewers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Corey Knebel Josh Hader Jeremy Jeffress

Brewers right-hander Corey Knebel picked up a save after striking out the only batter he faced Wednesday vs. the Cardinals. More Updated May 30 at 11:56 p.m. ET

Cardinals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Bud Norris Jordan Hicks Greg Holland

Cardinals closer Bud Norris earned the save with a scoreless inning vs. the Padres on Monday. More Updated June 12 at 2:03 a.m. ET

D-backs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brad Boxberger Archie Bradley Yoshihisa Hirano

D-backs righty Brad Boxberger recorded a save after striking out one in a perfect inning of work Tuesday vs. the Reds. More Updated May 30 at 2:06 a.m. ET

Marlins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kyle Barraclough Drew Steckenrider Brad Ziegler

Marlins closer Kyle Barraclough, who logged back-to-back saves in the first two games of the series with the Giants, has become even more effective due to the inclusion of his changeup. More Updated June 13 at 8:19 p.m. ET

Orioles Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Zach Britton Brad Brach Mychal Givens

Orioles left-hander Zach Britton walked three to go with a strikeout over one scoreless inning Tuesday vs. the Red Sox. More Updated June 13 at 1:09 a.m. ET

Pirates Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Felipe Vazquez Kyle Crick Richard Rodriguez

The Pirates are trying to get Felipe Vazquez on track, the club said Saturday. Vazquez has been tipping his pitches, and while it doesn't threaten his spot in the bullpen as the Pirates' closer, he is working to fix it constantly. More Updated June 2 at 8:32 p.m. ET

Rangers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Keone Kela Jose Leclerc Jake Diekman

Rangers right-hander Keone Kela picked up a save after allowing a walk and striking out two in a scoreless inning Thursday against the A's. More Updated April 5 at 7:49 p.m. ET

Rockies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Wade Davis Adam Ottavino Jake McGee

Rockies right-hander Wade Davis picked up the save after allowing a hit to go with a strikeout in one inning vs. the Reds on Wednesday. More Updated June 6 at 11:20 p.m. ET

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

The Tigers will have Shane Greene back for their upcoming three-game series against the defending World Series Champion Astros. More Updated July 12 at 12:50 a.m. ET

Twins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Fernando Rodney Trevor Hildenberger Addison Reed (DL)

Twins closer Fernando Rodney lost, blew the save and didn't record an out Thursday against the Yankees, allowing three runs (two earned) on two hits with no walks or strikeouts in the ninth inning. More Updated April 26 at 8:26 p.m. ET

White Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Joakim Soria Jace Fry Xavier Cedeno

White Sox closer Joakim Soria allowed two hits Wednesday vs. the Indians, but did not allow a run and picked up a strikeout in his lone inning of work. More Updated June 14 at 12:05 a.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

Astros Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Hector Rondon Chris Devenski Brad Peacock

Astros righty Hector Rondon earned a save after allowing one hit and one walk in a scoreless inning Saturday against the Rangers. More Updated June 10 at 2:07 a.m. ET

Blue Jays (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Closer Committee Closer Notes
Ryan Tepera Tyler Clippard Seung Hwan Oh

The Blue Jays activated right-hander Ryan Tepera and lefty Jaime Garcia from the 10-day DL on Sunday morning. The two pitchers took the spots of Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (concussion) and Kevin Pillar, who is out at least four to six weeks with sternoclavicular sprain he sustained during a diving catch in Saturday's game. More Updated July 15 at 9:34 p.m. ET

Indians Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Cody Allen Brad Hand Andrew Miller (DL)

The formula for helping the Indians' bullpen get back on track played out well over the past two wins over the Brewers. The offense got the lead, Cleveland's starter got through seven innings and the bridge required to reach closer Cody Allen was shortened. More Updated June 7 at 4:59 p.m. ET

Mets (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Closer Committee Closer Notes
Robert Gsellman Anthony Swarzak Seth Lugo

The A's, in the midst of an unexpected playoff push, have acquired reliever Jeurys Familia from the Mets. More Updated July 21 at 5:58 p.m. ET

Padres Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kirby Yates Craig Stammen Phil Maton

On Thursday, the Indians pulled off a blockbuster trade with the Padres to acquire left-hander Brad Hand and right-hander Adam Cimber in exchange for highly touted catching prospect Francisco Mejia. More Updated July 19 at 6:32 p.m. ET

Phillies (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Closer Committee Closer Notes
Seranthony Dominguez Victor Arano Pat Neshek

Seranthony Dominguez and the Phillies have benefited from his transition to the bullpen. More Updated May 20 at 6:25 p.m. ET

Rays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Sergio Romo Diego Castillo Jose Alvarado

Rays right-hander Sergio Romo picked up the save Tuesday vs. the Blue Jays after allowing a hit in the ninth inning. More Updated June 12 at 10:09 p.m. ET

Royals (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Closer Committee Closer Notes
Wily Peralta Kevin McCarthy Tim Hill

The Royals are still searching for the Brandon Maurer they were sure they acquired before the non-waiver Trade Deadline last season. More Updated April 13 at 8:37 p.m. ET

Injured Closers

Braves (Closer Committee) Injured Closer Closer Committee Closer Notes
A.J. Minter Arodys Vizcaino (DL) Dan Winkler

Arodys Vizcaino does not know how cooperative his right shoulder will be over the remainder of this season. But the Braves' closer is confident he'll be available to pitch when he becomes eligible to be activated from the disabled list on Sunday. More Updated June 26 at 9:02 p.m. ET

Cubs (Closer Committee) Injured Closer Closer Committee Closer Notes
Carl Edwards Jr. Brandon Morrow (DL) Steve Cishek

Cubs closer Brandon Morrow is back on the disabled list, this time with right elbow inflammation. His DL stint is retroactive to Monday. Chicago activated Anthony Bass to take his spot on the roster. More Updated July 19 at 6:35 p.m. ET

Giants (Closer Committee) Injured Closer Closer Committee Closer Notes
Will Smith Hunter Strickland (DL) Sam Dyson

The Giants will use Sam Dyson as the closer while Hunter Strickland (fractured hand) is out, leaving Tony Watson in a setup role. More Updated June 20 at 5:08 p.m. ET

Nationals (Closer Committee) Injured Closer Closer Committee Closer Notes
Kelvin Herrera Sean Doolittle (DL) Ryan Madson

The Nationals are going to be without All-Star closer Sean Doolittle for the time being after a pinched nerve in his left foot forced the team to place him on the disabled list Tuesday, retroactive to Saturday. More Updated July 10 at 9:35 p.m. ET