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Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

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

Cardinals reliever Trevor Rosenthal pitched a scoreless ninth against the Braves on Friday to nail down his first save of the season. More Updated April 9 at 12:07 a.m. ET

Dodgers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kenley Jansen Pedro Baez Yimi Garcia (DL)

Dodgers right-hander Kenley Jansen picked up a save after allowing one hit and striking out one in a scoreless inning Thursday in Atlanta. More Updated April 21 at 4:33 p.m. ET

Mets Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jeurys Familia Addison Reed Antonio Bastardo

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

Orioles closer Zach Britton stood in the clubhouse Sunday morning with a walking boot on and with crutches and said he was hopeful that he would be able to throw again in a few days. More Updated May 1 at 2:37 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 (DL)

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 Joakim Soria Kelvin Herrera

Royals right-handed reliever Wade Davis got out of the jam to record his third save of the season Tuesday, walking two and striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning against the Astros. More Updated April 12 at 11:51 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 Suspended Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Andrew Miller Aroldis Chapman Dellin Betances

Facing Aroldis Chapman in an extended spring camp game proved to be no easy assignment for three Yankees Minor Leaguers, as the left-handed closer worked a perfect inning in his first appearance on Wednesday. More Updated April 13 at 4:59 p.m. ET

Stable Situations

Blue Jays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Roberto Osuna Drew Storen Brett Cecil

Roberto Osuna, who recorded 20 saves as a rookie last year, will open the season as the Blue Jays' closer, manager John Gibbons said on Wednesday. More Updated March 30 at 8:17 a.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 earned the save after allowing a hit in a scoreless inning against the Dodgers on Saturday. More Updated April 17 at 2:54 a.m. ET

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

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

Marlins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
A.J. Ramos Bryan Morris Mike Dunn (DL)

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 Trevor Gott

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

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

Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson earned a save after allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning against the Orioles on Thursday. More Updated April 14 at 11:19 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

Astros Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Luke Gregerson Pat Neshek Ken Giles

Astros closer Luke Gregerson earned a save after pitching a perfect ninth inning against the Yankees on Wednesday. More Updated April 5 at 4:37 p.m. ET

A's (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Ryan Madson Sean Doolittle Liam Hendriks

A's reliever Sean Doolittle earned the save after allowing a hit with no walks and a strikeout in a scoreless inning on Wednesday against the Yankees. More Updated April 21 at 12:28 a.m. ET

Braves (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Arodys Vizcaino Jason Grilli Jim Johnson

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 right-hander Jeremy Jeffress earned a save with perfect ninth inning Wednesday vs. the Giants. More Updated April 6 at 5:26 p.m. ET

Mariners Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Steve Cishek Joaquin Benoit (DL) Tony Zych

Mariners closer Steve Cishek earned the save after fanning two in a perfect ninth inning on Wednesday against the Indians. More Updated April 20 at 9:31 p.m. ET

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

Padres closer Fernando Rodney notched the save after yielding a hit with no walks or strikeouts in a scoreless inning of work on Monday against the Phillies. More Updated April 11 at 9:08 p.m. ET

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

Phillies right-hander Jeanmar Gomez notched a save after allowing one hit in a scoreless frame Thursday against the Nationals. More Updated April 28 at 8:03 p.m. ET

Reds (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Closer Committee Closer Notes
J.J. Hoover Tony Cingrani Blake Wood

Reds manager Bryan Price wanted to sleep on it Tuesday before making a decision on whether to keep the struggling J.J. Hoover in the closer's spot. More Updated April 20 at 2:22 p.m. ET

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

Rockies closer Jake McGee blew the save after allowing five runs on five hits and one walk with no strikeouts in two-thirds of an inning vs. the Dodgers on Sunday. More Updated April 24 at 8:45 p.m. ET

Injured Closers

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

The Angels added hard-throwing right-hander Cam Bedrosian to their bullpen on Friday, calling him up from Triple-A Salt Lake to take the roster spot of their injured closer, Huston Street. More Updated April 29 at 8:25 p.m. ET

Rays (Closer Committee) Injured Closer Closer Committee Closer Notes
Alex Colome Brad Boxberger (DL) Danny Farquhar

Brad Boxberger threw from a mound on Wednesday, and the results were encouraging. More Updated April 27 at 8:26 p.m. ET

Twins Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kevin Jepsen Glen Perkins (DL) Casey Fien

The start to the Twins' season hit another bump in the road on Wednesday, when closer Glen Perkins was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain. More Updated April 13 at 11:45 a.m. ET