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Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

Cubs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Aroldis Chapman Hector Rondon Joe Smith

Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman earned the save after allowing a hit with no walks and three strikeouts in a scoreless inning Wednesday against the Padres. More Updated Aug. 24 at 9:24 p.m. ET

Dodgers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kenley Jansen Pedro Baez Joe Blanton

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen recorded a one-inning save against the Red Sox on Saturday, striking out all three batters he faced. More Updated Aug. 6 at 7:43 p.m. ET

Mets Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jeurys Familia Addison Reed Hansel Robles

Mets closer Jeurys Familia earned his 47th save after allowing a hit with no walks or strikeouts in a scoreless inning on Wednesday against the Reds. More Updated Sept. 7 at 5:30 p.m. ET

Nationals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Mark Melancon Shawn Kelley Blake Treinen

Nationals right-hander Mark Melancon earned a save after striking out one batter across 2/3 of a scoreless inning against the D-backs on Thursday. More Updated Sept. 29 at 4:16 p.m. ET

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

Orioles closer Zach Britton saved Tuesday's game vs. the Blue Jays by allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning. More Updated Aug. 31 at 1:07 a.m. ET

Red Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Craig Kimbrel Brad Ziegler Koji Uehara

Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes recorded the final out of the game by whiffing Mark Teixeira to highlight Boston's 5-3 win over the rival Yankees on Tuesday at Fenway Park, recording his first career save in the process. More Updated Aug. 10 at 1:52 a.m. ET

Royals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Wade Davis Kelvin Herrera Joakim Soria

The Royals activated Wade Davis from the disabled list Friday to highlight a flurry of roster moves. More Updated Sept. 2 at 3:52 p.m. ET

Yankees Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Dellin Betances Tyler Clippard Adam Warren

Yankees reliever Dellin Betances earned a save with one hit allowed and one strikeout in one scoreless inning on Monday against the Mets. More Updated Aug. 1 at 11:48 p.m. ET

Stable Situations

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

Astros closer Ken Giles was available to pitch Sunday, one day after being struck on the right wrist by a line drive during batting practice prior to a game against the Angels. More Updated Sept. 25 at 4:09 p.m. ET

Blue Jays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Roberto Osuna Jason Grilli Joaquin Benoit

Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna earned a save after allowing one walk and picking up one strikeout in 1 1/3 innings on Friday against the Angels. More Updated Sept. 17 at 2:32 a.m. ET

Brewers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Tyler Thornburg Carlos Torres Corey Knebel

The Rangers have landed catcher Jonathan Lucroy and relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress from the Brewers for Minor League outfielder Lewis Brinson and pitcher Luis Ortiz, sources confirmed Monday. More Updated Aug. 1 at 5:35 p.m. ET

Cardinals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Seung Hwan Oh Jonathan Broxton Kevin Siegrist

Cardinals closer Seung Hwan Oh downplayed the severity of the groin tightness that bumped him from Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Reds, insisting that he expects to be available for the final four games of the regular season. More Updated Sept. 29 at 8:27 p.m. ET

Mariners Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Edwin Diaz Steve Cishek Nick Vincent

Mariners closer Edwin Diaz recorded a save with two strikeouts during a perfect ninth inning on Sunday against the A's. More Updated Sept. 11 at 8:43 p.m. ET

Marlins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
A.J. Ramos Fernando Rodney Kyle Barraclough

The Marlins' most versatile pitcher is now available for the final three weeks. Miami reinstated David Phelps from the 15-day disabled list prior to Sunday's series finale with the Dodgers, and he can be used in a number of ways. More Updated Sept. 11 at 2:43 p.m. ET

Padres Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brandon Maurer Brad Hand Kevin Quackenbush

Entering the 2016 season, closer was one of the few roles that wasn't in question for the Padres. A day after San Diego traded Fernando Rodney to the Marlins though, manager Andy Green was looking for answers. More Updated July 1 at 10:58 p.m. ET

Phillies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jeanmar Gomez Hector Neris David Hernandez

Nobody could have predicted Jeanmar Gomez would save 37 games this season. So then who could have predicted somebody else could still close games for the Phillies in the season's final 11 games? Manager Pete Mackanin has been forced to consider the possibility because Gomez has a 10.13 ERA in 16 appearances since Aug. 14. More Updated Sept. 21 at 7:34 p.m. ET

Pirates Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Tony Watson Neftali Feliz Jared Hughes

Pirates left-hander Tony Watson picked up a save after striking out the only batter he faced Thursday vs. the Padres. More Updated Aug. 11 at 4:18 p.m. ET

Rangers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Sam Dyson Jake Diekman Matt Bush

Rangers closer Sam Dyson allowed a pair of runs on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts in one inning against the Rays on Sunday. More Updated Aug. 21 at 4:42 p.m. ET

Rays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Alex Colome Brad Boxberger Xavier Cedeno

Rays closer Alex Colome earned a save against the Red Sox on Tuesday, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning. More Updated Aug. 31 at 12:48 a.m. ET

Rockies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Adam Ottavino Jake McGee Chad Qualls

Rockies closer Adam Ottavino earned his fourth save with a scoreless 10th inning on Sunday against the Padres. More Updated Sept. 11 at 11:01 p.m. ET

Tigers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Francisco Rodriguez Justin Wilson Shane Greene

Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez lost after allowing three runs (one earned) on two hits with no walks and a strikeout in two-thirds of an inning Wednesday against the Twins. More Updated July 20 at 6:00 p.m. ET

Twins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brandon Kintzler Ryan Pressly Trevor May

Twins right-hander Brandon Kintzler earned a save after allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning against the Braves on Tuesday. More Updated Aug. 16 at 11:42 p.m. ET

White Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
David Robertson Nate Jones Dan Jennings

The second half of the season has not been a positive experience for White Sox closer David Robertson. More Updated Aug. 11 at 9:42 p.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

A's Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Ryan Madson Ryan Dull Sean Doolittle

Athletics reliever Ryan Madson earned the save with a 1-2-3 inning against the Astros on Thursday. More Updated July 7 at 11:34 p.m. ET

Angels (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Closer Committee Closer Notes
Andrew Bailey JC Ramirez Deolis Guerra

The Angels plans for ninth-inning relief work might not be decided until the game gets to that point. More Updated Sept. 2 at 9:46 p.m. ET

Braves Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jim Johnson Arodys Vizcaino (DL) Mauricio Cabrera

Jim Johnson drew trade interest over the past couple of weeks, but he is now positioned to remain in Atlanta's bullpen for the rest of the season. More Updated Aug. 11 at 5:34 p.m. ET

D-backs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Daniel Hudson Randall Delgado Enrique Burgos

D-backs manager Chip Hale Hale plans to use right-handers Daniel Hudson and Randall Delgado in high-leverage situations in the late innings. More Updated Aug. 29 at 6:08 p.m. ET

Giants (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Closer Committee Closer Notes
Sergio Romo Hunter Strickland Will Smith

Monday's off-field housekeeping for the Giants featured more roster shuffling and injury updates, with Sergio Romo leaving the disabled list, Albert Suarez returning to Triple-A Sacramento and Joe Panik being ruled out of action until after next week's All-Star break. More Updated July 4 at 6:38 p.m. ET

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

The Cleveland Indians acquired left-handed reliever Andrew Miller from the New York Yankees on Sunday in exchange for right-handed pitchers J.P. Feyereisen and Ben Heller, left-hander Justus Sheffield and outfielder Clint Frazier. More Updated July 31 at 9:25 a.m. ET

Reds (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Raisel Iglesias Tony Cingrani Ross Ohlendorf

Raisel Iglesias has shown enough stuff -- including a power fastball and poise -- to handle the duties required to be the Reds closer. What Iglesias lacks is the medical clearance to do the job regularly. More Updated Aug. 12 at 9:08 p.m. ET

Injured Closers