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Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

Angels Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Huston Street Joe Smith Trevor Gott

Joe Smith and Huston Street, the Angels' back-end bullpen tandem, were both available Saturday night against the Red Sox, manager Mike Scioscia said as rain came down on a tarped Angel Stadium diamond before the game. More Updated July 18 at 11:47 p.m. ET

Cardinals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Trevor Rosenthal Kevin Siegrist Seth Maness

Cardinals right-hander Trevor Rosenthal threw a perfect inning Monday vs. the Reds, striking out one, to notch his 31st save of the season. More Updated July 27 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Dodgers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kenley Jansen Juan Nicasio Pedro Baez

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen earned the save after allowing a hit with one strikeout in a scoreless inning against the Cubs on Wednesday. More Updated June 25 at 12:47 a.m. ET

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

Orioles left-hander Zach Britton earned a save after throwing 1 2/3 scoreless innings with one walk and two strikeouts Tuesday vs. the Red Sox. More Updated June 9 at 10:47 p.m. ET

Padres Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Craig Kimbrel Joaquin Benoit Brandon Maurer

Padres closer Craig Kimbrel allowed one run on three hits and no walks with one strikeout in 1 1/3 innings on Sunday against the Rangers, but he held on to earn his 23rd save. More Updated July 12 at 6:35 p.m. ET

Reds Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Aroldis Chapman J.J. Hoover Manny Parra

The Reds organization and the city of Cincinnati are clearly enjoying their All-Star moment on center stage, but none more than the two players participating -- Todd Frazier and Aroldis Chapman. More Updated July 14 at 12:42 p.m. ET

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

Royals closer Greg Holland earned the save after striking out the side in a perfect inning vs. the Blue Jays on Friday. More Updated July 11 at 1:41 a.m. ET

Twins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Glen Perkins Casey Fien Blaine Boyer

No matter what happens Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park, it's hard to imagine Glen Perkins enjoying this All-Star experience more than last year's. Not that he's complaining. More Updated July 14 at 12:52 p.m. ET

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

White Sox closer David Robertson recorded a save after fanning one in a perfect ninth inning against the Rangers on Saturday. More Updated June 20 at 5:22 p.m. ET

Yankees Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Andrew Miller Dellin Betances Chasen Shreve

Yankees left-hander Andrew Miller allowed two runs on two hits -- including a homer -- with one strikeout in an inning of work Wednesday vs. the A's, but he recorded a save nonetheless. More Updated July 9 at 12:05 a.m. ET

Stable Situations

Astros Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Luke Gregerson Pat Neshek Will Harris

Astros closer Luke Gregerson earned the save with a perfect inning vs. the Yankees on Sunday. More Updated June 28 at 4:57 p.m. ET

Braves Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jim Johnson Arodys Vizcaino Luis Avilan

Braves closer Jason Grilli suffered a season-ending left Achilles injury as he attempted to cover first base during the ninth inning of Saturday afternoon's 3-2 loss to the Rockies at Coors Field. More Updated July 11 at 9:58 p.m. ET

Brewers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Francisco Rodriguez Will Smith Michael Blazek

Brewers right-hander Francisco Rodriguez earned a save after throwing a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts Tuesday vs. the Mets. More Updated June 23 at 11:28 p.m. ET

D-backs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brad Ziegler Randall Delgado (DL) Daniel Hudson

D-backs closer Brad Ziegler walked one and fanned two in a scoreless inning on Sunday vs. the Brewers to earn his 17th save. More Updated July 26 at 8:21 p.m. ET

Indians Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Cody Allen Bryan Shaw Zach McAllister

Indians closer Cody Allen collected a save after striking out one in a spotless ninth inning against the Reds on Saturday. More Updated May 23 at 8:18 p.m. ET

Marlins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
A.J. Ramos Carter Capps Mike Dunn

Marlins right-hander A.J. Ramos earned the save after allowing two hits and one walk with three strikeouts in a scoreless inning against the D-backs on Wednesday. More Updated July 23 at 1:08 a.m. ET

Mets Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jeurys Familia Tyler Clippard Bobby Parnell

As Jeurys Familia awaits the birth of a child, Bobby Parnell is on call to resume closing duties far sooner than expected. More Updated June 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET

Nationals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jonathan Papelbon Drew Storen Casey Janssen

Jonathan Papelbon has asked to be traded for more than a year and is getting his wish. More Updated July 28 at 7:50 p.m. ET

Phillies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Ken Giles Justin De Fratus Luis Garcia

The Phillies hope this is nothing but a blip for Ken Giles, but the right-hander has not looked like himself this spring. More Updated April 9 at 1:52 a.m. ET

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

Pirates closer Mark Melancon earned the save with a perfect inning vs. the Brewers on Wednesday. More Updated June 10 at 9:48 p.m. ET

Rangers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Shawn Tolleson Keone Kela Tanner Scheppers

Rangers right-hander Shawn Tolleson earned a save after allowing one walk and no hits in a scoreless inning Friday against the White Sox. More Updated June 19 at 11:55 p.m. ET

Red Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Koji Uehara Junichi Tazawa Alexi Ogando

Red Sox closer Koji Uehara earned the save after striking out two in a perfect inning against the Braves on Thursday. More Updated June 18 at 11:27 p.m. ET

Rockies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
John Axford Boone Logan Rafael Betancourt

The Rockies placed closer John Axford on the temporary inactive list because he needed to take care of a family matter. But manager Walt Weiss said Axford's 3-year-old son -- who has been recovering from a rattlesnake bite he suffered during Spring Training -- is doing well. More Updated July 1 at 12:51 a.m. ET

Tigers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Joakim Soria Al Alburquerque Neftali Feliz

Tigers closer Joakim Soria blew the save after allowing four runs on two hits -- including a home run -- and one walk without getting an out against the Twins on Friday. More Updated July 11 at 12:21 a.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

Blue Jays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Roberto Osuna Aaron Sanchez LaTroy Hawkins

The Blue Jays finally added a big piece to their bullpen on Saturday afternoon as right-hander Aaron Sanchez made his long-awaited return following a six-week absence. More Updated July 25 at 7:45 p.m. ET

Cubs (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Closer Committee Closer Notes
Jason Motte Hector Rondon Rafael Soriano

The Cubs selected the contract of right-hander Rafael Soriano from Triple-A Iowa on Monday, and right-hander Edwin Jackson was designated for assignment. More Updated July 20 at 10:20 p.m. ET

Giants Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Santiago Casilla Sergio Romo Hunter Strickland

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that he intends to "back off" using right-hander Santiago Casilla for two or three days in the belief that the closer has a tired arm. More Updated July 2 at 2:44 p.m. ET

Mariners (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Fernando Rodney Carson Smith Mark Lowe

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Monday that former closer Fernando Rodney, who allowed four home runs over his past eight appearances, may have been tipping his pitches. More Updated July 27 at 10:00 p.m. ET

Rays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brad Boxberger Jake McGee Kevin Jepsen

Rays right-hander Brad Boxberger lost after allowing four runs on three hits and one walk across 1/3 of an inning against the Royals on Tuesday. More Updated July 7 at 5:32 p.m. ET

Injured Closers

A's Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Edward Mujica Sean Doolittle (DL) Fernando Abad

The A's traded right-handed pitcher Tyler Clippard and cash considerations to the Mets for Minor League right-handed pitcher Casey Meisner. More Updated July 27 at 6:34 p.m. ET