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Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

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

Angels closer Huston Street allowed one hit in a scoreless inning against the Rangers on Saturday to earn his seventh save. More Updated April 26 at 1:22 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 earned the save after striking out two in a perfect inning vs. the Dodgers on Sunday. More Updated April 26 at 7:02 p.m. ET

Phillies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jonathan Papelbon Ken Giles Luis Garcia

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

Reds Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Aroldis Chapman Jumbo Diaz Tony Cingrani

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman earned the save after allowing one hit in a scoreless inning against the Pirates on Wednesday. More Updated May 6 at 10:46 p.m. ET

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

Royals closer Greg Holland was activated off the disabled list following Tuesday night's 5-3 victory over the Indians at Kauffman Stadium. More Updated May 5 at 8:41 p.m. ET

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

White Sox closer David Robertson earned the save after firing a scoreless inning vs. the Tigers on Tuesday. More Updated May 6 at 1:15 a.m. ET

Yankees Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Andrew Miller Dellin Betances David Carpenter

After tossing a perfect eighth inning during Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Rays, Yankees right-hander Dellin Betances was limping on his way back to the dugout. More Updated April 30 at 12:18 a.m. ET

Stable Situations

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

Astros closer Luke Gregerson earned the save after allowing two solo home runs with one strikeout in one inning vs. the Mariners on Friday. More Updated May 1 at 11:45 p.m. ET

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

Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez earned the save after allowing one hit with one strikeout in a scoreless inning against the Cubs on Sunday. More Updated May 3 at 5:47 p.m. ET

Cardinals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Trevor Rosenthal Matt Belisle Kevin Siegrist

Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning with two strikeouts to pick up a save against the Nationals on Wednesday. More Updated April 22 at 10:35 p.m. ET

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

Cubs closer Hector Rondon allowed no runs and one hit in one inning to pick up a save against the Brewers on Friday. More Updated May 1 at 5:20 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 earned the save after striking out one in a perfect inning vs. the Dodgers on Tuesday. More Updated April 29 at 1:50 a.m. ET

Mariners Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Fernando Rodney Danny Farquhar Carson Smith

Mariners closer Fernando Rodney tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning with one strikeout against the Rangers on Wednesday to earn the save in a 5-2 victory. More Updated April 30 at 12:59 a.m. ET

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

Mets right-hander Jeurys Familia threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings with two strikeouts against the Nationals on Friday to notch his 10th save. More Updated May 1 at 10:00 p.m. ET

Nationals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Drew Storen Casey Janssen (DL) Aaron Barrett

Nationals closer Drew Storen tallied a save after pitching a scoreless ninth inning with one hit allowed and two strikeouts against the Marlins on Wednesday. More Updated May 6 at 4:22 p.m. ET

Rangers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Neftali Feliz Shawn Tolleson Keone Kela

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

Red Sox closer Koji Uehara earned the save after pitching a scoreless inning vs. the Rays on Tuesday. More Updated May 5 at 10:33 p.m. ET

Tigers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Joakim Soria Joba Chamberlain Bruce Rondon (DL)

Tigers closer Joe Nathan underwent Tommy John surgery and flexor repair on Wednesday. More Updated April 30 at 3:56 p.m. ET

Twins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Glen Perkins Casey Fien (DL) Aaron Thompson

Twins closer Glen Perkins earned the save after allowing two hits with one strikeout in a scoreless inning vs. the White Sox on Friday. More Updated May 1 at 10:50 p.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

Blue Jays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brett Cecil Roberto Osuna Steve Delabar

The revolving door at the back end of the Blue Jays' bullpen continued to spin on Tuesday afternoon after manager John Gibbons announced that left-hander Brett Cecil has reclaimed the closer's role. More Updated April 28 at 8:09 p.m. ET

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

Braves right-hander Jason Grilli allowed one hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth to collect the save against the Reds on Friday. More Updated May 2 at 12:16 a.m. ET

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

Indians closer Cody Allen allowed one run (zero earned) on two hits and struck out a batter to earn a save vs. Kansas City on Wednesday. More Updated April 29 at 9:56 p.m. ET

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

Marlins closer Steve Cishek earned the save after allowing one hit with two strikeouts in a scoreless inning against the Nationals on Tuesday. More Updated May 5 at 11:11 p.m. ET

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

Pirates closer Mark Melancon earned the save after throwing a perfect inning against the D-backs on Friday. More Updated April 25 at 12:56 a.m. ET

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

Rockies right-hander John Axford earned the save after allowing two hits with one strikeout in a scoreless inning vs. the D-backs on Monday. More Updated April 28 at 1:33 a.m. ET

Injured Closers

A's Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Tyler Clippard Sean Doolittle (DL) Evan Scribner

A couple of the A's biggest stars are making significant progress as they rehab from their respective injuries. While closer Sean Doolittle threw off the mound on Tuesday for the first time since undergoing an offseason procedure on his right shoulder, leadoff man Coco Crisp (elbow surgery) hit off a tee and is expected to begin a rehab assignment soon. More Updated April 28 at 9:44 p.m. ET

Dodgers (Closer Committee) Injured Closer Closer Committee Closer Notes
Yimi Garcia Kenley Jansen (DL) Chris Hatcher

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is expected to begin a Minor League rehab assignment Thursday as a DH for Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga, where closer Kenley Jansen had a rough rehab outing Wednesday morning. More Updated May 6 at 9:10 p.m. ET

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

Jake McGee continues to get closer to rejoining the Rays after a making his third rehab start, a one-inning, 15-pitch stint for Triple-A Durham on Tuesday night. More Updated May 6 at 8:11 p.m. ET