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Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

Angels Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Huston Street Joe Smith Fernando Salas

Angels righty Huston Street threw a flawless ninth inning against the Astros on Friday, striking out one batter and earning a save. More Updated April 18 at 12:15 a.m. ET

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

Orioles closer Zach Britton earned the save after striking out the side in a perfect inning against the Rays on Tuesday. More Updated April 7 at 11:00 p.m. ET

Padres Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Craig Kimbrel Joaquin Benoit Dale Thayer

Padres closer Craig Kimbrel allowed one hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to snag a save against the D-backs on Wednesday. More Updated April 16 at 1:46 a.m. ET

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

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon captured his first save after tossing 1 1/3 scoreless innings with one strikeout vs. the Red Sox on Wednesday. More Updated April 9 at 12:17 a.m. ET

Pirates Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Mark Melancon Tony Watson Antonio Bastardo

Pirates closer Mark Melancon gave up three runs on four hits in the ninth inning of Monday's home opener at PNC Park, nearly letting the Tigers erase the Bucs' four-run lead. More Updated April 14 at 8:35 p.m. ET

Reds Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Aroldis Chapman Jumbo Diaz J.J. Hoover

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman earned a save after allowing one hit with two strikeouts in a scoreless inning vs. the Cardinals on Friday. More Updated April 10 at 10:04 p.m. ET

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

Royals closer Greg Holland pitched a scoreless ninth inning with one walk to earn a save against the A's on Friday. More Updated April 18 at 12:20 a.m. ET

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

White Sox closer David Robertson recorded a save after striking out the side in a perfect ninth inning against the Indians on Tuesday. More Updated April 15 at 12:25 a.m. ET

Stable Situations

Astros Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Luke Gregerson Chad Qualls Pat Neshek

Astros closer Luke Gregerson saved his first game of the season after throwing a scoreless ninth inning in Houston's Opening Day win over the Indians on Monday. More Updated April 6 at 11:55 p.m. ET

Brewers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Francisco Rodriguez Jonathan Broxton Will Smith

Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez earned the save in a 1-2-3 ninth inning on Monday against the Cardinals. More Updated April 13 at 9:24 p.m. ET

Cardinals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Trevor Rosenthal Jordan Walden Seth Maness

Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal allowed one run on one hit and one walk in the ninth inning against the Brewers on Wednesday, but he came away with the save. More Updated April 15 at 11:20 p.m. ET

Cubs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Hector Rondon Jason Motte Pedro Strop

Cubs closer Hector Rondon notched a save after pitching a perfect ninth inning against the Cardinals on Wednesday. More Updated April 8 at 5:30 p.m. ET

D-backs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Addison Reed Brad Ziegler Evan Marshall

D-backs closer Addison Reed picked up his first save of the season after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Giants on Tuesday. More Updated April 8 at 1:00 a.m. ET

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

Giants closer Santiago Casilla pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save against the D-backs on Wednesday, allowing one hit and striking out a batter. More Updated April 9 at 1:16 a.m. ET

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

Indians closer Cody Allen earned his first save of the season after throwing a perfect ninth inning Wednesday at Houston. More Updated April 8 at 11:58 p.m. ET

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

Mariners closer Fernando Rodney entered Friday night's series opener against the Rangers in a rare funk. More Updated April 17 at 11:44 p.m. ET

Marlins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Steve Cishek A.J. Ramos Mike Dunn

Marlins closer Steve Cishek blew the save after allowing a run on two hits with one strikeout in one inning vs. the Rays on Friday. More Updated April 10 at 11:12 p.m. ET

Nationals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Drew Storen Casey Janssen (DL) Blake Treinen

Nationals closer Drew Storen tallied his first save after completing a 1-2-3 ninth inning with two strikeouts vs. the Mets on Wednesday night. More Updated April 9 at 1:01 a.m. ET

Rangers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Neftali Feliz Shawn Tolleson Tanner Scheppers (DL)

Rangers closer Neftali Feliz pitched a perfect ninth inning to pick up a save against the Mariners on Friday. More Updated April 18 at 1:48 a.m. ET

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

The Red Sox got closer Koji Uehara back for Monday's home opener. The righty started the season on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain, but he was cleared to return after one Minor League rehab performance for Class A Greenville on Saturday. More Updated April 13 at 3:00 p.m. ET

Twins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Glen Perkins Casey Fien Brian Duensing

Twins closer Glen Perkins earned the save after striking out one in a perfect inning vs. the Royals on Wednesday. More Updated April 16 at 12:23 a.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

Blue Jays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Miguel Castro Brett Cecil Roberto Osuna

The Blue Jays have decided to switch things up by removing left-hander Brett Cecil from the closer's role. More Updated April 9 at 8:05 p.m. ET

Braves Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jason Grilli Jim Johnson Luis Avilan

Braves closer Jason Grilli notched his second save after firing a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout against the Marlins on Wednesday. More Updated April 8 at 10:33 p.m. ET

Rockies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Adam Ottavino LaTroy Hawkins Rafael Betancourt

Rockies right-hander Adam Ottavino earned the save after striking out the side in a perfect inning against the Giants on Tuesday. More Updated April 15 at 1:59 a.m. ET

Yankees (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Andrew Miller Dellin Betances David Carpenter

Yankees left-hander Andrew Miller earned the save after striking out three in 1 2/3 perfect innings against the Orioles on Monday. More Updated April 13 at 10:46 p.m. ET

Injured Closers

A's Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Tyler Clippard Sean Doolittle (DL) Eric O'Flaherty

The A's are seeing significant progress from several of their injury-stricken players. More Updated March 24 at 11:02 a.m. ET

Dodgers (Closer Committee) Injured Closer Closer Committee Closer Notes
Joel Peralta Kenley Jansen (DL) J.P. Howell

The Tuesday update on injured Dodgers pitchers Hyun-Jin Ryu and Kenley Jansen was that both are progressing in their recoveries, but neither is close to game action. More Updated April 7 at 10:03 p.m. ET

Mets Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jeurys Familia Bobby Parnell (DL) Rafael Montero

Mets closer Jeurys Familia earned the save after allowing a run on a hit with no walks and two strikeouts in an inning of work Tuesday against the Phillies. More Updated April 14 at 11:26 p.m. ET

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

Jake McGee continues to make progress. More Updated April 16 at 8:53 p.m. ET

Tigers Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Joakim Soria Joe Nathan (DL) Bruce Rondon (DL)

The right elbow flexor muscle strain that landed Joe Nathan on the disabled list is Grade 1, the most mild version, Nathan said Friday. Still, it's serious enough that he won't be picking up a baseball until the tightness is gone, at least a week. More Updated April 10 at 5:06 p.m. ET