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Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

Cardinals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Trevor Rosenthal Kevin Siegrist Seung Hwan Oh

Concerned that sporadic work is the culprit behind Trevor Rosenthal's recent command troubles, manager Mike Matheny said he will be more intentional in getting his closer into games even if the appearances come in non-save spots. More Updated May 22 at 3:23 p.m. ET

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

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen blew the save after permitting two runs on two hits with one strikeout in one-third of an inning against the Padres on Friday night. More Updated May 21 at 2:30 a.m. ET

Mets Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jeurys Familia Addison Reed Jim Henderson

Mets closer Jeurys Familia earned a save after tossing 1 2/3 shutout innings against the Marlins on Wednesday. More Updated April 13 at 4:11 p.m. ET

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

Closer Zach Britton is "very" close to a return to game action, manager Buck Showalter said on Thursday afternoon, as the lefty crossed a big hurdle in his recovery in doing some on-field defensive work. More Updated May 5 at 7:59 p.m. ET

Pirates Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Mark Melancon Tony Watson Neftali Feliz

Pirates closer Mark Melancon earned a save after allowing one hit with a strikeout in a scoreless inning against the Tigers on Monday. More Updated April 11 at 11:28 p.m. ET

Red Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Craig Kimbrel Koji Uehara Carson Smith

Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel earned the save after striking out the side in a perfect inning vs. the Orioles on Wednesday. More Updated April 14 at 12:17 a.m. ET

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

Royals closer Wade Davis captured a save after yielding one hit with one strikeout in a scoreless ninth inning against the White Sox on Friday night. More Updated May 20 at 11:48 p.m. ET

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

The White Sox placed right-hander David Robertson on the bereavement list on Thursday and recalled infielder Carlos Sanchez from Triple-A Charlotte. More Updated April 28 at 3:53 p.m. ET

Yankees Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Aroldis Chapman Andrew Miller Dellin Betances

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman did not factor in the decision after allowing a run on two hits with no walks and two strikeouts in one inning on Monday against the Royals. More Updated May 9 at 11:07 p.m. ET

Stable Situations

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

Astros closer Luke Gregerson earned the save after striking out one in a perfect inning vs. the Twins on Tuesday. More Updated May 4 at 12:00 a.m. ET

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

It's no revelation, but A's manager Bob Melvin acknowledged Ryan Madson as his closer on Saturday -- the role he's occupied for quite some time now, just without the title. More Updated May 15 at 12:23 p.m. ET

Blue Jays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Roberto Osuna Gavin Floyd Drew Storen

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons decided not to use closer Roberto Osuna in Friday night's 5-2 victory over the Dodgers because he is dealing with a sore groin. More Updated May 7 at 12:21 a.m. ET

Braves Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Arodys Vizcaino Jason Grilli Jim Johnson (DL)

Braves right-hander Arodys Vizcaino earned the save after allowing two hits and two walks with two strikeouts across 1 1/3 scoreless innings on Friday against the Marlins. More Updated April 15 at 11:15 p.m. ET

Brewers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jeremy Jeffress Will Smith (DL) Corey Knebel (DL)

Brewers closer Jeremy Jeffress earned the save after striking out one in a perfect inning vs. the Angels on Tuesday. More Updated May 3 at 11:27 p.m. ET

Cubs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Hector Rondon Pedro Strop Justin Grimm

Cubs closer Hector Rondon earned the save after striking out the side in a perfect inning vs. the Reds on Monday. More Updated April 11 at 11:47 p.m. ET

D-backs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brad Ziegler Tyler Clippard Daniel Hudson

D-backs closer Brad Ziegler earned the save after allowing a run on a hit with no walks and one strikeout in an inning of work Tuesday against the Dodgers. More Updated April 12 at 8:36 p.m. ET

Giants Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Santiago Casilla Sergio Romo (DL) Hunter Strickland

Giants right-hander Santiago Casilla picked up a save after striking out two in a perfect ninth inning Sunday vs. the Cubs. More Updated May 23 at 12:00 a.m. ET

Indians Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Cody Allen Zach McAllister Bryan Shaw

Indians closer Cody Allen earned the save after walking one in 1 1/3 scoreless innings vs. the Mets on Saturday. More Updated April 17 at 2:57 a.m. ET

Mariners Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Steve Cishek Joaquin Benoit Nick Vincent

Mariners right-hander Steve Cishek earned a save after walking one in a scoreless inning Wednesday against the A's. More Updated May 4 at 9:33 p.m. ET

Marlins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
A.J. Ramos David Phelps Kyle Barraclough

Marlins closer A.J. Ramos earned a save after allowing one hit while striking out a pair in a scoreless inning against the Mets on Tuesday. More Updated April 12 at 10:45 p.m. ET

Nationals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jonathan Papelbon Shawn Kelley Blake Treinen

Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon earned a save after allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning against the Braves on Wednesday. More Updated April 13 at 10:49 p.m. ET

Padres Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Fernando Rodney Brandon Maurer Kevin Quackenbush

Padres closer Fernando Rodney picked up a pair of saves with a pair of scoreless innings in Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cubs. More Updated May 11 at 11:43 p.m. ET

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

Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez earned a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Marlins on Wednesday. More Updated May 18 at 3:57 p.m. ET

Rockies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jake McGee Chad Qualls Jason Motte (DL)

Rockies left-hander Jake McGee earned the save after firing a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout vs. the D-backs on Wednesday. More Updated May 11 at 7:18 p.m. ET

Tigers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Francisco Rodriguez Mark Lowe Justin Wilson

Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez returned from the family emergency list on Wednesday after three days away from the team. The move not only restored Detroit's bullpen to full strength, it secured a level of depth greater than usual for the 'pen. More Updated April 27 at 8:04 p.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

Rangers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Sam Dyson Jake Diekman Shawn Tolleson

Rangers right-hander Sam Dyson earned a save after allowing one run on two hits with one strikeout in the ninth inning against the Astros on Friday night. More Updated May 20 at 11:17 p.m. ET

Reds (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Closer Committee Closer Notes
Tony Cingrani Ross Ohlendorf Blake Wood

Reds manager Bryan Price still wasn't ready to define a closer on Monday, but left-hander Tony Cingrani sure fits the profile. Cingrani seems to thrive on the pressure, isn't afraid of big situations and, lately, has gotten the job done. More Updated May 10 at 1:16 a.m. ET

Injured Closers

Angels Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Joe Smith Huston Street (DL) Fernando Salas

Angels closer Huston Street completed a 20-pitch simulated inning from Globe Life Park on Monday afternoon, facing hitters for the first time since going on the disabled list with an oblique strain more than three weeks ago. More Updated May 23 at 9:31 p.m. ET

Rays Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Alex Colome Brad Boxberger (DL) Erasmo Ramirez

A day after throwing his second batting-practice session, Rays closer Brad Boxberger was feeling good and ready to move to the next leg of his rehab. More Updated May 10 at 10:51 p.m. ET

Twins Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kevin Jepsen Glen Perkins (DL) Michael Tonkin

Twins closer Glen Perkins suffered a setback in his recovery from a strained left shoulder while playing long toss on Thursday, and he will not throw his scheduled bullpen session on Monday. More Updated May 22 at 2:00 p.m. ET