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Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

Angels Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Huston Street Joe Smith Fernando Salas

Angels closer Huston Street allowed one hit in a scoreless inning against the Rangers on Saturday to earn his seventh save. More Updated April 26 at 1:22 a.m. ET

Orioles Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Zach Britton Darren O'Day Tommy Hunter

Orioles closer Zach Britton earned the save after striking out the side in a perfect inning against the Rays on Tuesday. More Updated April 7 at 11:00 p.m. ET

Padres Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Craig Kimbrel Joaquin Benoit Dale Thayer

Padres closer Craig Kimbrel earned the save after striking out two in a perfect inning vs. the Dodgers on Sunday. More Updated April 26 at 7:02 p.m. ET

Phillies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jonathan Papelbon Ken Giles Luis Garcia

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon earned the save after allowing a hit with two strikeouts in a scoreless inning against the Cardinals on Monday. More Updated April 27 at 11:10 p.m. ET

Reds Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Aroldis Chapman Jumbo Diaz Tony Cingrani

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman earned a save after allowing one hit with two strikeouts in a scoreless inning vs. the Cardinals on Friday. More Updated April 10 at 10:04 p.m. ET

White Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
David Robertson Jake Petricka Zach Duke

White Sox closer David Robertson recorded a save after striking out the side in a perfect ninth inning against the Indians on Tuesday. More Updated April 15 at 12:25 a.m. ET

Yankees Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Andrew Miller Dellin Betances David Carpenter

After tossing a perfect eighth inning during Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Rays, Yankees right-hander Dellin Betances was limping on his way back to the dugout. More Updated April 30 at 12:18 a.m. ET

Stable Situations

Astros Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Luke Gregerson Chad Qualls Pat Neshek

Astros closer Luke Gregerson earned the save after allowing two solo home runs with one strikeout in one inning vs. the Mariners on Friday. More Updated May 1 at 11:45 p.m. ET

Brewers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Francisco Rodriguez Jonathan Broxton Will Smith

Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez earned the save in a 1-2-3 ninth inning on Monday against the Cardinals. More Updated April 13 at 9:24 p.m. ET

Cardinals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Trevor Rosenthal Jordan Walden Matt Belisle

Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning with two strikeouts to pick up a save against the Nationals on Wednesday. More Updated April 22 at 10:35 p.m. ET

Cubs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Hector Rondon Pedro Strop Jason Motte

Cubs closer Hector Rondon allowed no runs and one hit in one inning to pick up a save against the Brewers on Friday. More Updated May 1 at 5:20 p.m. ET

D-backs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Addison Reed Brad Ziegler Evan Marshall

D-backs closer Addison Reed picked up his first save of the season after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Giants on Tuesday. More Updated April 8 at 1:00 a.m. ET

Giants Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Santiago Casilla Sergio Romo Jeremy Affeldt

Giants closer Santiago Casilla earned the save after striking out one in a perfect inning vs. the Dodgers on Tuesday. More Updated April 29 at 1:50 a.m. ET

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

Mariners closer Fernando Rodney tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning with one strikeout against the Rangers on Wednesday to earn the save in a 5-2 victory. More Updated April 30 at 12:59 a.m. ET

Mets Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jeurys Familia Bobby Parnell (DL) Carlos Torres

Mets right-hander Jeurys Familia threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings with two strikeouts against the Nationals on Friday to notch his 10th save. More Updated May 1 at 10:00 p.m. ET

Nationals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Drew Storen Casey Janssen (DL) Aaron Barrett

Nationals closer Drew Storen retired all three batters he faced in the ninth inning Saturday against the Mets to notch his sixth save of the year. More Updated May 2 at 11:36 p.m. ET

Rangers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Neftali Feliz Shawn Tolleson Keone Kela

Rangers closer Neftali Feliz pitched a perfect ninth inning to pick up a save against the Mariners on Friday. More Updated April 18 at 1:48 a.m. ET

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

Red Sox closer Koji Uehara struck out all three Blue Jays batters he faced on Wednesday to pick up a save. More Updated April 29 at 9:14 p.m. ET

Tigers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Joakim Soria Joba Chamberlain Bruce Rondon (DL)

Tigers closer Joe Nathan underwent Tommy John surgery and flexor repair on Wednesday. More Updated April 30 at 3:56 p.m. ET

Twins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Glen Perkins Casey Fien (DL) Aaron Thompson

Twins closer Glen Perkins earned the save after allowing two hits with one strikeout in a scoreless inning vs. the White Sox on Friday. More Updated May 1 at 10:50 p.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

Blue Jays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brett Cecil Roberto Osuna Miguel Castro

The revolving door at the back end of the Blue Jays' bullpen continued to spin on Tuesday afternoon after manager John Gibbons announced that left-hander Brett Cecil has reclaimed the closer's role. More Updated April 28 at 8:09 p.m. ET

Braves Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jason Grilli Jim Johnson Luis Avilan

Braves right-hander Jason Grilli allowed one hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth to collect the save against the Reds on Friday. More Updated May 2 at 12:16 a.m. ET

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

Indians closer Cody Allen allowed one run (zero earned) on two hits and struck out a batter to earn a save vs. Kansas City on Wednesday. More Updated April 29 at 9:56 p.m. ET

Marlins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Steve Cishek A.J. Ramos Bryan Morris

Marlins closer Steve Cishek blew the save after allowing three runs on three hits and one walk with two strikeouts in one inning vs. the Mets on Monday night. More Updated April 27 at 10:00 p.m. ET

Pirates Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Mark Melancon Tony Watson Jared Hughes

Pirates closer Mark Melancon earned the save after throwing a perfect inning against the D-backs on Friday. More Updated April 25 at 12:56 a.m. ET

Injured Closers

A's Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Tyler Clippard Sean Doolittle (DL) Evan Scribner

A couple of the A's biggest stars are making significant progress as they rehab from their respective injuries. While closer Sean Doolittle threw off the mound on Tuesday for the first time since undergoing an offseason procedure on his right shoulder, leadoff man Coco Crisp (elbow surgery) hit off a tee and is expected to begin a rehab assignment soon. More Updated April 28 at 9:44 p.m. ET

Dodgers (Closer Committee) Injured Closer Closer Committee Closer Notes
Yimi Garcia Kenley Jansen (DL) Chris Hatcher

Closer Kenley Jansen, who's on the disabled list, said he came out of his one-inning rehab start Friday night in good shape and will do it again Sunday for Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga. More Updated May 2 at 10:03 p.m. ET

Rays (Closer Committee) Injured Closer Closer Committee Closer Notes
Brad Boxberger Jake McGee (DL) Kevin Jepsen

Jake McGee cut loose a little too much on Thursday, leaving him with some soreness. Nevertheless, all is well for the left-hander and for the rest of the corps of rehabbing Rays pitchers. More Updated April 21 at 8:18 p.m. ET

Rockies Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
John Axford Adam Ottavino (DL) Rafael Betancourt

Rockies right-hander Adam Ottavino earned the save after striking out the side in a perfect inning against the Giants on Tuesday. More Updated April 15 at 1:59 a.m. ET

Royals Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Wade Davis Greg Holland (DL) Kelvin Herrera

Royals closer Greg Holland threw a simulated game Saturday and reported all went well. More Updated May 2 at 9:17 p.m. ET