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Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

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

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel fanned two in a 1-2-3 ninth inning on Wednesday vs. the Marlins to earn his sixth save. More Updated April 23 at 4:34 p.m. ET

Dodgers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kenley Jansen Brian Wilson Chris Perez

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen could pick up a save vs. the Phillies on Thursday. More Updated April 23 at 9:50 p.m. ET

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

Red Sox closer Koji Uehara is a candidate to pick up a save Monday vs. the Orioles. More Updated April 20 at 10:38 p.m. ET

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

Royals closer Greg Holland may be able to pick up a save against the Twins on Sunday. More Updated April 19 at 10:35 p.m. ET

Tigers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Joe Nathan Joba Chamberlain Al Alburquerque

Detroit closer Joe Nathan could record a save on Tuesday. More Updated April 21 at 8:43 p.m. ET

Stable Situations

Angels Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Ernesto Frieri Joe Smith Michael Kohn

Angels stopper Ernesto Frieri blew a save and took a loss on Wednesday vs. the Nationals, allowing four runs on three hits and one walk with one strikeout in just one-third of an inning. More Updated April 23 at 10:40 p.m. ET

Cardinals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Trevor Rosenthal Carlos Martinez Kevin Siegrist

Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal could earn a save Tuesday against the Mets. More Updated April 21 at 9:42 p.m. ET

D-backs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Addison Reed J.J. Putz Brad Ziegler

D-backs closer Addison Reed blew the save after allowing a run on one hit with no walks or strikeouts in an inning of work Friday against the Dodgers. More Updated April 19 at 2:45 a.m. ET

Giants Next in line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Sergio Romo Santiago Casilla Javier Lopez

Giants closer Sergio Romo could register a save Thursday against the Dodgers. More Updated April 16 at 9:34 p.m. ET

Indians Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
John Axford Cody Allen Bryan Shaw

Indians closer John Axford allowed two hits and one walk with a strikeout in a scoreless inning on Sunday vs. the Blue Jays to earn his sixth save. More Updated April 20 at 4:10 p.m. ET

Mariners Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Fernando Rodney Tom Wilhelmsen Danny Farquhar

Mariners closer Fernando Rodney lost and blew the save after giving up two unearned runs on two hits and a walk with a strikeout in two-thirds of an inning Wednesday against the Rangers. More Updated April 17 at 12:41 a.m. ET

Marlins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Steve Cishek A.J. Ramos Carlos Marmol

Marlins closer Steve Cishek allowed one hit and one walk with two strikeouts in a scoreless inning on Sunday vs. the Mariners to earn his third save. More Updated April 20 at 4:27 p.m. ET

Mets Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kyle Farnsworth Gonzalez Germen Jose Valverde

Mets closer Kyle Farnsworth earned the save after allowing one run on three hits with one strikeouts in one inning vs. the Cardinals on Thursday. More Updated April 23 at 11:31 p.m. ET

Nationals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Rafael Soriano Tyler Clippard Drew Storen

Nationals closer Rafael Soriano could be in line for a save on Thursday vs. the Padres. More Updated April 23 at 9:50 p.m. ET

Orioles Next in line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Tommy Hunter Darren O'Day Ryan Webb

Orioles closer Tommy Hunter earned the save after allowing three hits with one strikeout in a scoreless inning against the Blue Jays on Thursday. More Updated April 24 at 12:22 a.m. ET

Padres Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Huston Street Joaquin Benoit Dale Thayer

Padres closer Huston Street earned the save after pitching a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout vs. the Dodgers on Sunday night. More Updated March 30 at 11:15 p.m. ET

Phillies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jonathan Papelbon Antonio Bastardo Mike Adams

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon fanned two in a 1-2-3 ninth inning on Thursday vs. the Braves to earn his fourth save. More Updated April 17 at 4:42 p.m. ET

Pirates Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jason Grilli Mark Melancon Tony Watson

Pirates closer Jason Grilli could be in line for a save situation on Tuesday in Cincinnati. More Updated April 15 at 12:36 a.m. ET

Rays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Grant Balfour Joel Peralta Heath Bell

Rays closer Grant Balfour earned a save after giving up three walks and striking out two in 2/3 of an inning against the Reds on Friday. More Updated April 11 at 11:11 p.m. ET

Rockies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
LaTroy Hawkins Rex Brothers Boone Logan

LaTroy Hawkins is the guy the Rockies signed off the free-agent market last winter not only to get the final outs of victories but also to help lefty Rex Brothers develop into the reliever the Rockies believe he can be: their long-term answer to the challenges of the ninth inning. More Updated April 23 at 11:05 a.m. ET

Twins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Glen Perkins Jared Burton Casey Fien

Closer Glen Perkins could be in line for a save chance when the Twins face the Rays on Thursday. More Updated April 23 at 5:09 p.m. ET

White Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Matt Lindstrom Nate Jones (DL) Daniel Webb

An MRI pinpointing the source of Nate Jones' issues as his lower back and an ensuing epidural has Jones feeling as if he's heading in the right direction. More Updated April 12 at 6:01 p.m. ET

Yankees Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
David Robertson Shawn Kelley Adam Warren

David Robertson was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, reclaiming his role as the Yankees' closer, and the right-hander said that he was relieved that his layoff only took the minimum amount of time. More Updated April 22 at 10:13 p.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

Astros (Closer-by-committee) Closer committee Closer committee Closer Notes
Anthony Bass Josh Fields Chad Qualls

Astros reliever Josh Fields blew his first save of the season on Wednesday vs. the Mariners, giving up three runs on three hits with one strikeout and recording just one out. More Updated April 23 at 6:57 p.m. ET

A's (Closer-by-committee) Closer committee Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Luke Gregerson Sean Doolittle Jim Johnson

Despite a relief corps that has struggled to maintain late leads in recent games and a $10 million man in the bullpen, A's manager Bob Melvin will continue to use a closer-by-committee in save situations. More Updated April 23 at 6:08 p.m. ET

Brewers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Francisco Rodriguez Jim Henderson Will Smith

Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez could find himself in a save situation on Wednesday vs. the Padres. More Updated April 22 at 10:28 p.m. ET

Cubs (Closer-by-committee) Closer committee Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Pedro Strop Hector Rondon Jose Veras

Cubs reliever Pedro Strop got a save chance but took a loss after allowing four runs (one earned) on one hit and two walks with two strikeouts in two-thirds of an inning on Wednesday vs. the D-backs. More Updated April 23 at 6:06 p.m. ET

Rangers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Joakim Soria Alexi Ogando Neftali Feliz (MiLB)

Rangers closer Joakim Soria earned the save after pitching a perfect inning with one strikeout against the A's on Tuesday. More Updated April 23 at 1:21 a.m. ET

Injured Closers

Blue Jays Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Sergio Santos Casey Janssen (DL) Steve Delabar

Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen was back with the team Tuesday after having his rehab assignment shut down over the weekend. More Updated April 22 at 10:33 p.m. ET

Reds Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jonathan Broxton Aroldis Chapman (DL) Sam LeCure

He was pitching from behind a screen and facing hitters wearing the same Reds uniform, but Wednesday remained a significant benchmark for closer Aroldis Chapman. More Updated April 23 at 8:05 p.m. ET