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Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

Cubs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Aroldis Chapman Hector Rondon (DL) Joe Smith (DL)

Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman earned the save after allowing a hit with no walks and three strikeouts in a scoreless inning Wednesday against the Padres. More Updated Aug. 24 at 9:24 p.m. ET

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

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen recorded a one-inning save against the Red Sox on Saturday, striking out all three batters he faced. More Updated Aug. 6 at 7:43 p.m. ET

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

Mets right-hander Jeurys Familia blew a save after allowing two runs on two hits and two walks with one strikeout across 1/3 of an inning against the Rockies on Thursday. More Updated July 28 at 4:27 p.m. ET

Nationals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Mark Melancon Shawn Kelley Blake Treinen

The Nationals released right-handed pitcher Jonathan Papelbon and recalled righty Reynaldo Lopez from Triple-A Syracuse. More Updated Aug. 13 at 4:04 p.m. ET

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

By working his way out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning of a 9-6 Orioles win over the A's on Thursday, Zach Britton recorded his 39th consecutive appearance without allowing an earned run, setting a new Major League record. More Updated Aug. 11 at 11:03 p.m. ET

Red Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Craig Kimbrel Brad Ziegler Koji Uehara (DL)

Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes recorded the final out of the game by whiffing Mark Teixeira to highlight Boston's 5-3 win over the rival Yankees on Tuesday at Fenway Park, recording his first career save in the process. More Updated Aug. 10 at 1:52 a.m. ET

Yankees Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Dellin Betances Tyler Clippard Adam Warren

Yankees reliever Dellin Betances earned a save with one hit allowed and one strikeout in one scoreless inning on Monday against the Mets. More Updated Aug. 1 at 11:48 p.m. ET

Stable Situations

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

The Astros made a series of roster moves and updated the status of several of their injured players prior to Friday's opener against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. More Updated Aug. 12 at 9:04 p.m. ET

Blue Jays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Roberto Osuna Jason Grilli Joaquin Benoit

Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna notched his 18th save after pitching a scoreless ninth inning against the Tigers on Thursday. More Updated July 7 at 11:57 p.m. ET

Brewers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Tyler Thornburg Carlos Torres Corey Knebel

The Rangers have landed catcher Jonathan Lucroy and relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress from the Brewers for Minor League outfielder Lewis Brinson and pitcher Luis Ortiz, sources confirmed Monday. More Updated Aug. 1 at 5:35 p.m. ET

Cardinals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Seung Hwan Oh Jonathan Broxton Kevin Siegrist

Cardinals right-hander Seung Hwan Oh earned a save after allowing one hit with three strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning against the Astros on Tuesday. More Updated Aug. 16 at 11:50 p.m. ET

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

Giants reliever Santiago Casilla recorded a save after striking out two in a scoreless inning Sunday vs. the Nationals. More Updated July 31 at 7:27 p.m. ET

Mariners Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Edwin Diaz Steve Cishek Nick Vincent

Mariners right-hander Steve Cishek is slated to throw an inning for Short Season Everett on Wednesday in his second rehab outing since going on the DL with a slight tear in his left hip labrum. More Updated Aug. 17 at 10:39 p.m. ET

Padres Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brandon Maurer Brad Hand Kevin Quackenbush

Entering the 2016 season, closer was one of the few roles that wasn't in question for the Padres. A day after San Diego traded Fernando Rodney to the Marlins though, manager Andy Green was looking for answers. More Updated July 1 at 10:58 p.m. ET

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

The Phillies are without their closer for Wednesday's game against the Giants, but manager Pete Mackanin doesn't believe Jeanmar Gomez will miss any more than a day on the paternity list. More Updated Aug. 3 at 6:48 p.m. ET

Pirates Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Tony Watson Neftali Feliz Jared Hughes

Pirates left-hander Tony Watson picked up a save after striking out the only batter he faced Thursday vs. the Padres. More Updated Aug. 11 at 4:18 p.m. ET

Rangers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Sam Dyson Jeremy Jeffress Jake Diekman

Rangers closer Sam Dyson allowed a pair of runs on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts in one inning against the Rays on Sunday. More Updated Aug. 21 at 4:42 p.m. ET

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

Rays closer Alex Colome earned his 24th save after striking out all three batters he faced in the ninth inning on Saturday against the Yankees. More Updated July 30 at 9:37 p.m. ET

Tigers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Francisco Rodriguez Justin Wilson Shane Greene

Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez lost after allowing three runs (one earned) on two hits with no walks and a strikeout in two-thirds of an inning Wednesday against the Twins. More Updated July 20 at 6:00 p.m. ET

Twins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brandon Kintzler Ryan Pressly Trevor May

Twins right-hander Brandon Kintzler earned a save after allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning against the Braves on Tuesday. More Updated Aug. 16 at 11:42 p.m. ET

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

The second half of the season has not been a positive experience for White Sox closer David Robertson. More Updated Aug. 11 at 9:42 p.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

Angels Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Fernando Salas Cam Bedrosian (DL) Deolis Guerra

Angels righty Huston Street will undergo season-ending surgery on his right knee on Wednesday, the Angels announced. More Updated Aug. 24 at 1:34 a.m. ET

A's Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Ryan Madson Ryan Dull Sean Doolittle (DL)

Athletics reliever Ryan Madson earned the save with a 1-2-3 inning against the Astros on Thursday. More Updated July 7 at 11:34 p.m. ET

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

Jim Johnson drew trade interest over the past couple of weeks, but he is now positioned to remain in Atlanta's bullpen for the rest of the season. More Updated Aug. 11 at 5:34 p.m. ET

D-backs (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Daniel Hudson Randall Delgado Enrique Burgos

The D-backs are close to dealing reliever Daniel Hudson, a source told MLB.com on Thursday. More Updated July 28 at 4:07 p.m. ET

Indians (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Cody Allen Andrew Miller Bryan Shaw

The Cleveland Indians acquired left-handed reliever Andrew Miller from the New York Yankees on Sunday in exchange for right-handed pitchers J.P. Feyereisen and Ben Heller, left-hander Justus Sheffield and outfielder Clint Frazier. More Updated July 31 at 9:25 a.m. ET

Marlins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Fernando Rodney A.J. Ramos Kyle Barraclough

As Adam Conley deals with inflammation in his hand, Marlins closer A.J. Ramos, on the DL with a right third finger fracture, is scheduled to throw a simulated game at Pittsburgh on Friday. More Updated Aug. 18 at 11:34 p.m. ET

Reds Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Tony Cingrani Raisel Iglesias Ross Ohlendorf

Reds left-hander Tony Cingrani recorded a save after firing a perfect ninth inning Wednesday against the Cubs. More Updated July 6 at 9:30 p.m. ET

Rockies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Adam Ottavino Jake McGee Chad Qualls

After consecutive blown saves that ballooned his ERA to 5.18, Carlos Estevez has been removed from the closer role by Rockies manager Walt Weiss, who wants to "just to let him catch his breath." More Updated Aug. 9 at 4:39 p.m. ET

Injured Closers

Royals Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kelvin Herrera Wade Davis (DL) Joakim Soria

Royals closer Wade Davis, who saved 21 games in 23 opportunities this season before going on the disabled list a second time with a right flexor strain, was scheduled to test his arm on Wednesday at the team's Spring Training facility in Surprise, Ariz. More Updated Aug. 24 at 7:49 p.m. ET