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Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

Brewers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Corey Knebel Anthony Swarzak Jacob Barnes

Brewers closer Corey Knebel earned the save Sunday after allowing one hit and notching one strikeout in a scoreless ninth inning vs. the Reds. More Updated Aug. 13 at 8:23 p.m. ET

Cubs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Wade Davis Justin Wilson Koji Uehara (DL)

Cubs right-hander Wade Davis earned a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Giants on Monday. More Updated Aug. 8 at 2:19 a.m. ET

Dodgers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kenley Jansen Pedro Baez Josh Fields

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen pitched a clean ninth inning with one strikeout Sunday against the Padres to earn a save. More Updated Aug. 13 at 8:39 p.m. ET

Orioles Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Zach Britton Brad Brach Darren O'Day

Zach Britton's streak of 60 consecutive saves was snapped Wednesday afternoon against the A's. More Updated Aug. 23 at 8:09 p.m. ET

Red Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Craig Kimbrel Addison Reed Joe Kelly

Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel pitched a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday against the Rays to earn his 28th save of the season. More Updated Aug. 8 at 11:11 p.m. ET

Rockies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Greg Holland Jake McGee Pat Neshek

Rockies closer Greg Holland allowed a hit and a walk in a scoreless ninth inning vs. the Braves on Monday for his 35th save. More Updated Aug. 15 at 12:14 a.m. ET

Stable Situations

Blue Jays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Roberto Osuna Danny Barnes Ryan Tepera

A heavy workload for the bullpen has cost another reliever his spot in the Major Leagues, as lefty Tim Mayza was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday morning to make room for TJ House. More Updated Aug. 19 at 5:06 p.m. ET

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

Astros reliever Ken Giles pitched two scoreless innings to secure a save Sunday against the Rangers, allowing one hit and no walks with two strikeouts. More Updated Aug. 13 at 6:28 p.m. ET

D-backs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Fernando Rodney Archie Bradley David Hernandez

The D-backs have not announced what the next step will be for left-hander Robbie Ray, who is on the disabled list after being struck in the head with a line drive during the last road trip. More Updated Aug. 13 at 4:35 p.m. ET

Indians Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Cody Allen Andrew Miller (DL) Bryan Shaw

Indians right-hander Cody Allen logged a save by pitching a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts on Saturday against the Rays. More Updated Aug. 12 at 9:29 p.m. ET

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

Mariners right-hander Edwin Diaz lost after yielding three runs on one hit and three walks over 2/3 of an inning Thursday vs. the Angels. More Updated Aug. 11 at 3:00 a.m. ET

Padres Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brad Hand Kirby Yates Carter Capps

Padres left-hander Brad Hand earned the save after fanning three batters in 1 1/3 scoreless innings Friday vs. the Dodgers. More Updated Aug. 12 at 3:13 a.m. ET

Phillies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Hector Neris Luis Garcia Mark Leiter

Phillies right-hander Hector Neris took the loss after allowing one run on three hits with one strikeout across one inning of work against the Mets on Friday. More Updated Aug. 11 at 11:24 p.m. ET

Pirates Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Felipe Rivero Juan Nicasio Joaquin Benoit (DL)

Pirates left-hander Felipe Rivero earned a save after throwing a scoreless ninth inning against the Blue Jays on Friday. More Updated Aug. 11 at 10:10 p.m. ET

Rays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Alex Colome Brad Boxberger Tommy Hunter

Rays right-hander Alex Colome earned a save after throwing a scoreless ninth inning against the Indians on Thursday. More Updated Aug. 10 at 11:29 p.m. ET

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

Reds closer Raisel Iglesias earned the save after allowing a run on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts in two innings Friday against the Brewers. More Updated Aug. 12 at 1:40 a.m. ET

Royals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kelvin Herrera Joakim Soria (DL) Brandon Maurer

The big scare regarding Royals closer Kelvin Herrera's injured forearm appears to have passed. Royals manager Ned Yost said that Herrera, who was removed from Tuesday night's game in the ninth inning because of what later was described as "forearm tightness," said that Herrera was feeling much better by the time they left the clubhouse Tuesday. More Updated Aug. 23 at 8:49 p.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

Angels (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Cam Bedrosian Keynan Middleton Bud Norris

Angels right-hander Cam Bedrosian picked up a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Nationals on Wednesday. More Updated Aug. 16 at 4:15 p.m. ET

A's (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Blake Treinen Santiago Casilla Ryan Dull

As A's reliever Blake Treinen nears the end of his first month back in the green and gold, he's settled in nicely at the back of the A's bullpen. More Updated Aug. 12 at 9:33 p.m. ET

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

Braves reliever Arodys Vizcaino pitched a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts Tuesday against the Rockies to earn his seventh save of the season. More Updated Aug. 16 at 12:58 a.m. ET

Giants Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Sam Dyson Mark Melancon Hunter Strickland

Reliever Mark Melancon has been activated from the disabled list, but the Giants plan to ease their closer back into the mix. More Updated Aug. 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET

Marlins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brad Ziegler Kyle Barraclough Junichi Tazawa

The Marlins' bullpen received a boost -- but also endured another setback -- on Tuesday when the club announced right-hander Kyle Barraclough has been reinstated from the 10-day disabled list. More Updated Aug. 15 at 6:52 p.m. ET

Nationals Next in line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Sean Doolittle Brandon Kintzler Ryan Madson (DL)

Nationals closer Sean Doolittle pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save vs. the Giants on Saturday, allowing no hits and no walks while striking out two. More Updated Aug. 13 at 1:57 a.m. ET

Rangers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Alex Claudio Keone Kela (DL) Jose Leclerc

Rangers reliever Alex Claudio pitched a scoreless inning with a strikeout to earn a save against the Twins on Thursday. More Updated Aug. 4 at 12:02 a.m. ET

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

Tigers right-hander Bruce Rondon earned the save after allowing a hit with no walks and two strikeouts in a scoreless inning Friday vs. the Orioles. More Updated Aug. 4 at 11:46 p.m. ET

Twins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Matt Belisle Taylor Rogers Glen Perkins

Twins right-hander Trevor Hildenberger picked up a save after allowing one hit and no walks with three strikeouts over 1 1/3 scoreless innings Sunday at Detroit. More Updated Aug. 13 at 11:59 p.m. ET

White Sox (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Closer Committee Closer Notes
Juan Minaya Jake Petricka Brad Goldberg

Juan Minaya has three saves since Aug. 18 -- including a save in the victory over Minnesota in Monday's first game -- and three saves in total for his career. The right-hander is enjoying a move into the ninth inning, brought about by the trade of five White Sox late-inning relievers since the All-Star break. More Updated Aug. 22 at 9:08 p.m. ET

Yankees (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Dellin Betances David Robertson Aroldis Chapman

The Yankees have removed Aroldis Chapman from the closer's role following a fourth straight ineffective appearance, with manager Joe Girardi stating on Saturday that the team will not necessarily have a set closer between Dellin Betances and David Robertson. More Updated Aug. 19 at 6:46 p.m. ET

Injured Closers

Cardinals Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Seung Hwan Oh Trevor Rosenthal (DL) Matt Bowman

The Cardinals' search for a closer will extend beyond this season as it was determined that Trevor Rosenthal will require Tommy John surgery to repair a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the procedure next week. More Updated Aug. 23 at 8:06 p.m. ET

Mets Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
AJ Ramos Jeurys Familia (DL) Jerry Blevins

Within the next few days, Mets closer Jeurys Familia will return to the mound for a second Minor League rehab appearance. More Updated Aug. 18 at 9:01 p.m. ET