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Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

Cubs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Wade Davis Hector Rondon Koji Uehara

Cubs closer Wade Davis picked up his fourth save with a scoreless inning against the Reds on Friday. More Updated April 21 at 11:47 p.m. ET

Dodgers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kenley Jansen Sergio Romo Pedro Baez

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen recorded a four-out save against the Rockies on Wednesday, striking out two. More Updated April 19 at 11:17 p.m. ET

Giants Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Mark Melancon Hunter Strickland Derek Law

Giants closer Mark Melancon allowed two hits and struck out three in a save over the Royals on Tuesday. More Updated April 18 at 11:23 p.m. ET

Indians Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Cody Allen Andrew Miller Bryan Shaw

Indians closer Cody Allen pitched a scoreless ninth against the Twins on Monday for his third save of the season. More Updated April 17 at 11:38 p.m. ET

Mets Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jeurys Familia Addison Reed Hansel Robles

Reliever Jeurys Familia was activated from the restricted list prior to the Mets' series finale Thursday against the Phillies. More Updated April 20 at 7:51 p.m. ET

Red Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Craig Kimbrel Tyler Thornburg (DL) Joe Kelly

Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel notched his sixth save Monday with a scoreless inning vs. the Rays. More Updated April 17 at 10:53 p.m. ET

Yankees Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Aroldis Chapman Dellin Betances Tyler Clippard

Yankees left-hander Aroldis Chapman got the save after allowing one hit in two-thirds of a scoreless inning Monday vs. the White Sox. More Updated April 17 at 10:41 p.m. ET

Stable Situations

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

Astros closer Ken Giles secured the save with a scoreless inning Sunday against the Rays. More Updated April 23 at 7:51 p.m. ET

Blue Jays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Roberto Osuna Jason Grilli Joe Biagini

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons admitted there is "concern" about Roberto Osuna after the third-year closer was handed his third blown save in four opportunities. More Updated April 27 at 11:19 p.m. ET

Braves Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jim Johnson Arodys Vizcaino Mauricio Cabrera (DL)

Braves right-hander Jim Johnson got the save after allowing one hit and no walks with one strikeout over a scoreless inning Friday vs. the Padres. More Updated April 15 at 12:28 a.m. ET

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

Cardinals right-hander Seung-Hwan Oh got the save after allowing one run on two hits and no walks with no strikeouts over one inning Monday vs. the Pirates. More Updated April 17 at 10:16 p.m. ET

Mariners Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Edwin Diaz Steve Cishek (DL) Tony Zych

Mariners closer Edwin Diaz struck out two in the process of getting his second save. More Updated April 14 at 11:52 p.m. ET

Marlins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
A.J. Ramos Brad Ziegler Kyle Barraclough

Marlins right-hander A.J. Ramos won after allowing no hits and one walk in a scoreless inning of relief Friday vs. the Mets. More Updated April 14 at 11:55 p.m. ET

Pirates Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Tony Watson Daniel Hudson Felipe Rivero

Pirates left-hander Tony Watson got the save after allowing two hits and no walks with no strikeouts in a scoreless inning Friday vs. the Yankees. More Updated April 21 at 11:38 p.m. ET

Rays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Alex Colome Brad Boxberger (DL) Xavier Cedeno (DL)

Rays closer Alex Colome pitched a scoreless innings against the Astros on Saturday for his fourth save of the season. More Updated April 22 at 10:56 p.m. ET

Rockies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Greg Holland Adam Ottavino Jake McGee

Rockies closer Greg Holland struck out two in a scoreless inning vs. the Giants on Friday for his ninth save of the year. More Updated April 21 at 11:26 p.m. ET

Royals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kelvin Herrera Joakim Soria Mike Minor

Royals closer Kelvin Herrera earned his third save with a scoreless inning vs. the Giants Wednesday. More Updated April 19 at 11:00 p.m. ET

Tigers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Francisco Rodriguez Justin Wilson Joe Jimenez

The story of the Tigers' 2-1 loss to the Mariners on Thursday shouldn't be the bullpen, manager Brad Ausmus argued. And yet, considering the season-long saga, Ausmus knew it was going to be. More Updated April 27 at 11:15 p.m. ET

White Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
David Robertson Nate Jones Dan Jennings

White Sox right-hander David Robertson picked up the save after a scoreless inning with two strikeouts Friday at Minnesota. More Updated April 15 at 1:22 a.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

A's (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Closer Committee Closer Notes
Ryan Madson Santiago Casilla Sean Doolittle

Ryan Madson recorded a four-out save vs. the Mariners on Saturday, allowing one hit and striking out three. More Updated April 22 at 9:11 p.m. ET

Brewers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Neftali Feliz Corey Knebel Jacob Barnes

Brewers right-hander Neftali Feliz struck out one over a scoreless inning Sunday vs. the Cardinals. More Updated April 23 at 10:27 p.m. ET

D-backs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Fernando Rodney Archie Bradley Randall Delgado

D-backs closer Fernando Rodney notched his fifth save with a scoreless innings against the Dodgers on Monday. More Updated April 17 at 11:40 p.m. ET

Nationals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Shawn Kelley Koda Glover (DL) Blake Treinen

The Nationals were so sure they'd need extra pitching help in Colorado, they stowed a Triple-A reliever in Denver before the need even came up. More Updated April 26 at 9:45 p.m. ET

Padres Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brandon Maurer Carter Capps (DL) Brad Hand

Padres right-hander Brandon Maurer lost after allowing one run on three hits and a walk with no strikeouts over 2/3 of an inning Monday at Atlanta. More Updated April 17 at 11:55 p.m. ET

Phillies (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Hector Neris Joaquin Benoit Pat Neshek

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin removed Jeanmar Gomez as the closer before Monday night's series opener against the Mets at Citizens Bank Park More Updated April 10 at 6:36 p.m. ET

Rangers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Matt Bush Sam Dyson (DL) Jeremy Jeffress

Right-hander Matt Bush will get first chance at closing now that Sam Dyson has gone on the disabled list with a contusion on his right hand. More Updated April 18 at 2:46 a.m. ET

Reds (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Closer Committee Closer Notes
Raisel Iglesias Michael Lorenzen Drew Storen

Reds reliever Raisel Iglesias earned a five-out save against the Pirates on Tuesday. More Updated April 11 at 11:47 p.m. ET

Twins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brandon Kintzler Matt Belisle Glen Perkins (DL)

Twins closer Brandon Kintzler pitched a scoreless inning against the Tigers on Friday for his fourth save of the year. More Updated April 21 at 11:16 p.m. ET

Injured Closers

Angels Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Bud Norris Cam Bedrosian (DL) Blake Parker

The Angels placed reliever Cam Bedrosian on the 10-day disabled list with a sore groin, optioned Friday's starter, Alex Meyer, to the Minors and called up righties Kirby Yates and Daniel Wright from Triple-A Salt Lake, manager Mike Scioscia announced. More Updated April 22 at 9:21 p.m. ET

Orioles Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brad Brach Zach Britton (DL) Darren O'Day

Zach Britton felt good on Tuesday -- a day after playing catch -- and the plan is for him to go out on a rehab assignment on Friday. More Updated April 25 at 7:40 p.m. ET