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Fantasy Open

Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

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

Angels closer Huston Street claimed his 21st save after permitting one hit and one walk in a scoreless ninth inning vs. the Mariners on Saturday. More Updated June 27 at 11:15 p.m. ET

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

Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal earned a save after tossing a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout Sunday against the Dodgers. More Updated June 7 at 11:51 p.m. ET

Dodgers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kenley Jansen Juan Nicasio Yimi Garcia

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 collected his 13th save after permitting a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning against the Reds on Saturday. More Updated June 6 at 7:52 p.m. ET

Reds Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Aroldis Chapman J.J. Hoover Tony Cingrani (DL)

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman earned a save after striking out one batter during a perfect inning against the Twins on Wednesday. More Updated July 1 at 4:22 p.m. ET

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

Royals closer Greg Holland earned his 13th save after issuing one walk with one strikeout in a scoreless ninth inning vs. the Red Sox on Saturday night. More Updated June 20 at 11:54 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 fanning one in a perfect ninth inning against the Rangers on Saturday. More Updated June 20 at 5:22 p.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
Jason Grilli Jim Johnson Luis Avilan

Braves closer Jason Grilli claimed his 20th save after permitting one hit with one strikeout in a scoreless ninth inning vs. the Mets on Saturday night. More Updated June 21 at 12:50 a.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 Enrique Burgos

D-backs reliever Brad Ziegler earned his sixth save after yielding one hit in a scoreless ninth inning vs. the Mets on Saturday night. More Updated June 7 at 2:23 a.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

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 Mike Dunn Steve Cishek

Marlins closer A.J. Ramos secured his 10th save after firing a 1-2-3 ninth inning with two strikeouts vs. the Dodgers on Saturday. More Updated June 27 at 9:10 p.m. ET

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

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
Drew Storen Casey Janssen Aaron Barrett (DL)

Nationals closer Drew Storen earned the save after striking out two in a perfect inning against the Yankees on Wednesday. More Updated June 10 at 6:50 p.m. ET

Phillies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jonathan Papelbon Ken Giles Justin De Fratus

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

Pirates Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Mark Melancon Tony Watson Arquimedes Caminero

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 Neftali Feliz Keone Kela

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 LaTroy Hawkins Boone Logan

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 Bruce Rondon

Tigers right-hander Joakim Soria allowed two hits but ultimately threw a scoreless inning with one strikeout Friday to earn a save vs. the White Sox. More Updated June 27 at 1:22 a.m. ET

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

Twins closer Glen Perkins earned the save after pitching a perfect inning against the Rangers on Sunday. More Updated June 14 at 6:45 p.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

Blue Jays (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Roberto Osuna Steve Delabar Brett Cecil

The Blue Jays officially removed left-hander Brett Cecil from the closer's role on Tuesday afternoon and decided to give some opportunities to a group that includes Roberto Osuna and Steve Delabar. More Updated June 23 at 9:26 p.m. ET

Cubs (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Closer Committee Closer Notes
Hector Rondon Pedro Strop Jason Motte

Cubs reliever Hector Rondon earned the save after allowing a hit and fanning one in a scoreless inning on Thursday against the Reds. More Updated June 12 at 12:59 a.m. ET

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

Fernando Rodney got to shoot his arrow on Friday night, delivering a scoreless ninth inning in the Mariners' 3-1 victory over the Angels in his first save situation since losing the closer's job 24 days earlier. More Updated June 27 at 8:24 p.m. ET

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

Rays reliever Brad Boxberger collected his 18th save after allowing two hits and one walk with one strikeout in a scoreless ninth innings against the Indians on Saturday night. More Updated June 20 at 10:32 p.m. ET

Injured Closers

A's Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Tyler Clippard Sean Doolittle (DL) Edward Mujica

The A's reinstated right-hander A.J. Griffin from the 60-day disabled list Saturday and optioned him to Triple-A Nashville, transferring closer Sean Doolittle to the 60-day DL in a corresponding move. More Updated June 13 at 10:24 p.m. ET

Yankees Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Dellin Betances Andrew Miller (DL) Chasen Shreve

Yankees reliever Dellin Betances earned his sixth save after permitting one hit with one strikeout in a scoreless ninth inning against the Astros on Saturday. More Updated June 27 at 9:50 p.m. ET