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Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

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

The Angels and veteran closer Huston Street agreed on a two-year extension that will keep Street handling the ninth inning at least through the 2017 season. More Updated May 13 at 9:35 p.m. ET

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

Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal earned a save after striking out two batters in a perfect inning Thursday vs. the Cubs. More Updated May 7 at 5:14 p.m. ET

Dodgers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kenley Jansen Chris Hatcher Juan Nicasio

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen earned the save after striking out two in a perfect inning vs. the Padres on Friday. More Updated May 23 at 1:07 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 one in a perfect inning vs. the Astros on Monday. More Updated May 25 at 4:39 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

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

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman picked up a save after allowing no runs with two strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning vs. the Giants on Thursday. More Updated May 14 at 10:56 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 striking out two in a perfect inning vs. the Twins on Friday. More Updated May 23 at 12:02 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 his 12th save Sunday after he allowed one run on two hits -- including a home run -- and no walks with two strikeouts in one inning vs. the Tigers. More Updated May 24 at 5:07 p.m. ET

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

Braves closer Jason Grilli earned the save after allowing one hit with one strikeout in a scoreless ninth inning against the Rays on Wednesday. More Updated May 20 at 10:10 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

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

Cubs manager Joe Maddon may use a different pitcher as the closer Saturday, but it has nothing to do with a lack of support for Hector Rondon. More Updated May 23 at 11:46 p.m. ET

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

Giants closer Santiago Casilla notched a save after allowing no runs on two hits in one-third of an inning against the Rockies on Saturday. More Updated May 23 at 10:06 p.m. ET

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

Indians closer Cody Allen collected a save after striking out one in a spotless ninth inning against the Reds on Saturday. More Updated May 23 at 8:18 p.m. ET

Mariners Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Fernando Rodney Carson Smith Tom Wilhelmsen

Mariners closer Fernando Rodney took the loss after allowing one run on one hit and one walk in the ninth inning against the Red Sox on Thursday. More Updated May 15 at 1:16 a.m. ET

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

Mets closer Jeurys Familia earned his 12th save Saturday after he held the Phillies scoreless on one hit and no walks with one strikeout in one inning. More Updated May 9 at 10:12 p.m. ET

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

Nationals closer Drew Storen earned the save after allowing one hit with two strikeouts in a scoreless inning vs. the Phillies on Sunday. More Updated May 24 at 4:41 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

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

Pirates closer Mark Melancon earned the save after allowing a hit with one strikeout in a scoreless inning against the Cubs on Sunday. More Updated May 17 at 5:41 p.m. ET

Red Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Koji Uehara Junichi Tazawa Alexi Ogando

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

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

Rockies closer John Axford earned the save after walking one in a scoreless inning against the Reds on Monday. More Updated May 25 at 5:04 p.m. ET

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

Royals manager Ned Yost said that closer Greg Holland, recovering from a stiff neck, is good to go again. More Updated May 20 at 8:44 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 a save after allowing one hit and one walk with two strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning against the White Sox on Saturday. More Updated May 23 at 9:05 p.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

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

The A's dropped their 15th one-run game of the season and lost starter Scott Kazmir to an injury along the way Wednesday, but left-hander Sean Doolittle provided something of a bright spot in the 3-2 loss to Detroit with a scoreless sixth inning in his season debut. More Updated May 27 at 9:50 p.m. ET

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

The Blue Jays' bullpen left a lot to be desired during the first month of the season, but there have been signs lately that the results could be changing for the better. More Updated May 14 at 11:09 a.m. ET

D-backs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brad Ziegler Randall Delgado Addison Reed

D-backs right-hander Brad Ziegler earned the save after allowing a hit in a scoreless inning vs. the Cubs on Sunday. More Updated May 24 at 7:14 p.m. ET

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

Marlins right-hander A.J. Ramos earned the save after fanning two in a perfect ninth inning Wednesday against the Dodgers. More Updated May 14 at 2:31 a.m. ET

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

Rangers right-hander Shawn Tolleson struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning to pick up a save Sunday against the Yankees. More Updated May 24 at 11:43 p.m. ET

Rays (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brad Boxberger Jake McGee Kevin Jepsen

Rays closer Brad Boxberger earned the save after allowing two hits and no walks with two strikeouts in a scoreless inning vs. the A’s on Thursday. More Updated May 21 at 11:04 p.m. ET