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Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

Angels Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Huston Street Joe Smith Jason Grilli

Angels closer Huston Street earned a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Red Sox on Tuesday. More Updated Aug. 19 at 11:05 p.m. ET

A's Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Sean Doolittle Luke Gregerson Dan Otero

A's closer Sean Doolittle could find himself in a save situation against the Orioles on Saturday. More Updated July 18 at 10:43 p.m. ET

Braves Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Craig Kimbrel Jordan Walden Shae Simmons (DL)

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel recorded a save after striking out one in a scoreless inning against the Nationals on Sunday. More Updated Aug. 10 at 11:25 p.m. ET

Dodgers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kenley Jansen Brian Wilson Brandon League

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen earned a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Braves on Tuesday. More Updated Aug. 12 at 11:13 p.m. ET

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

After Rafael Soriano's recent struggles continued with a blown save in the Nationals' 6-5 win over the Pirates on Sunday, manager Matt Williams gave his veteran closer a vote of confidence. More Updated Aug. 18 at 1:34 a.m. ET

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

Red Sox closer Koji Uehara earned a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Reds on Tuesday. More Updated Aug. 12 at 11:10 p.m. ET

Reds Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Aroldis Chapman Jonathan Broxton Sam LeCure

The sore left shoulder that has made Reds closer Aroldis Chapman unavailable since Sunday's four-walk debacle in Colorado has improved. More Updated Aug. 20 at 8:19 p.m. ET

Royals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Greg Holland Wade Davis Aaron Crow

Closer Greg Holland had rough going in finishing out Friday night's 6-5 victory over the Twins and Royals manager Ned Yost is concerned. More Updated Aug. 16 at 2:40 a.m. ET

Yankees Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
David Robertson Dellin Betances Shawn Kelley

Yankees closer David Robertson walked one in a scoreless ninth inning against the Tigers on Thursday to earn his 31st save. More Updated Aug. 7 at 4:07 p.m. ET

Stable Situations

Astros Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Chad Qualls Josh Fields Tony Sipp

Astros right-hander Chad Qualls took the loss after allowing one run on one hit -- a home run -- and no walks with two strikeouts in one inning vs. the Blue Jays on Thursday. More Updated Aug. 1 at 12:43 a.m. ET

Blue Jays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Casey Janssen Aaron Loup Dustin McGowan

Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen earned a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Yankees on Sunday. More Updated July 27 at 7:19 p.m. ET

Brewers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Francisco Rodriguez Brandon Kintzler Will Smith

Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Giants on Thursday to earn his 34th save of the season. More Updated Aug. 7 at 5:46 p.m. ET

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

Giants closer Santiago Casilla recorded his ninth save, pitching a 1-2-3 inning to secure the win over the Mets on Monday. More Updated Aug. 4 at 4:05 p.m. ET

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

Indians closer Cody Allen earned a win after allowing one hit and striking out two in a scoreless inning against the D-backs in the first half of Wednesday's doubleheader. More Updated Aug. 13 at 7:13 p.m. ET

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

Mariners closer Fernando Rodney earned a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Orioles on Saturday. More Updated July 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET

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

Marlins closer Steve Cishek fanned two in a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the D-backs on Saturday to earn his 31st save. More Updated Aug. 16 at 9:48 p.m. ET

Orioles Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Zach Britton Darren O'Day Andrew Miller

Orioles left-hander Zach Britton earned a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Indians on Sunday. More Updated Aug. 17 at 6:14 p.m. ET

Padres Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Joaquin Benoit Kevin Quackenbush Dale Thayer

Padres closer Joaquin Benoit allowed a hit and a walk, but he held on to record his fourth save of the year on Wednesday against Minnesota. More Updated Aug. 6 at 5:17 p.m. ET

Phillies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jonathan Papelbon Ken Giles Jake Diekman

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon allowed one hit and struck out two in a scoreless inning against the Mariners on Wednesday to earn his 30th save. More Updated Aug. 20 at 4:44 p.m. ET

Pirates Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Mark Melancon Tony Watson John Axford

Pirates closer Mark Melancon earned a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Tigers on Tuesday. More Updated Aug. 12 at 11:08 p.m. ET

Rays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jake McGee Brad Boxberger Grant Balfour

Rays closer Jake McGee could notch a save with a couple of strikeouts against the Brewers on Tuesday. More Updated July 28 at 9:07 p.m. ET

Rockies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
LaTroy Hawkins Adam Ottavino Rex Brothers

Rockies right-hander LaTroy Hawkins entered the 2014 All-Star break with 17 saves, a 2-2 record, a 2.45 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP and 14 strikeouts in 33 innings. More Updated July 16 at 10:46 p.m. ET

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

Twins closer Glen Perkins fanned one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Astros on Wednesday to earn his 30th save. More Updated Aug. 13 at 5:10 p.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

Cardinals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Trevor Rosenthal Pat Neshek Carlos Martinez

Cardinals right-hander Trevor Rosenthal blew the save after allowing a run on a walk and a hit with one strikeout in one inning vs. the Reds on Monday. More Updated Aug. 19 at 12:43 a.m. ET

Cubs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Hector Rondon Pedro Strop Kyuji Fujikawa

Cubs closer Hector Rondon earned a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Mets on Sunday. More Updated Aug. 17 at 6:11 p.m. ET

D-backs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Addison Reed Brad Ziegler Oliver Perez

D-backs closer Addison Reed earned a save after allowing one run in 2/3 of an inning against the Reds on Wednesday. More Updated July 30 at 4:30 p.m. ET

Mets Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jenrry Mejia Jeurys Familia Vic Black

Minor injuries continue to affect Mets closer Jenrry Mejia, who was unavailable to close out Wednesday's win over the A's due to a sore back. More Updated Aug. 20 at 11:28 p.m. ET

Rangers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Neftali Feliz Neal Cotts Shawn Tolleson

Rangers closer Neftali Feliz recorded a save after allowing two runs on two hits and one walk with two strikeouts against the Marlins on Wednesday. More Updated Aug. 20 at 3:59 p.m. ET

Tigers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Joe Nathan Joba Chamberlain Joakim Soria (DL)

Tigers closer Joe Nathan picked up a save after allowing one run on two hits and one walk in one inning against the Rays on Tuesday. More Updated Aug. 19 at 11:59 p.m. ET

White Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jake Petricka Zach Putnam Matt Lindstrom

Jake Petricka was charged with a blown save after he allowed two runs on four hits in two thirds of an inning Tuesday against the Giants. More Updated Aug. 13 at 1:53 a.m. ET

Injured Closers