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Fantasy Open

Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

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

Angels closer Huston Street earned the save after allowing one hit with one strikeout in a scoreless inning vs. the A’s on Thursday. More Updated April 23 at 9:36 p.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 the side in a perfect inning against the Rays on Tuesday. More Updated April 7 at 11:00 p.m. ET

Padres Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Craig Kimbrel Joaquin Benoit Dale Thayer

Padres closer Craig Kimbrel allowed one hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to snag a save against the D-backs on Wednesday. More Updated April 16 at 1:46 a.m. ET

Phillies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jonathan Papelbon Ken Giles Jake Diekman

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon captured his first save after tossing 1 1/3 scoreless innings with one strikeout vs. the Red Sox on Wednesday. More Updated April 9 at 12:17 a.m. ET

Reds Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Aroldis Chapman Jumbo Diaz J.J. Hoover

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman earned a save after allowing one hit with two strikeouts in a scoreless inning vs. the Cardinals on Friday. More Updated April 10 at 10:04 p.m. ET

White Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
David Robertson Jake Petricka Zach Duke

White Sox closer David Robertson recorded a save after striking out the side in a perfect ninth inning against the Indians on Tuesday. More Updated April 15 at 12:25 a.m. ET

Yankees Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Andrew Miller Dellin Betances David Carpenter

Yankees left-hander Andrew Miller earned the save after striking out three in 1 2/3 perfect innings against the Orioles on Monday. More Updated April 13 at 10:46 p.m. ET

Stable Situations

Astros Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Luke Gregerson Chad Qualls Pat Neshek

Astros closer Luke Gregerson struck out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning on Sunday vs. the Angels to notch his second save. More Updated April 19 at 6:05 p.m. ET

Brewers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Francisco Rodriguez Jonathan Broxton Will Smith

Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez earned the save in a 1-2-3 ninth inning on Monday against the Cardinals. More Updated April 13 at 9:24 p.m. ET

Cardinals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Trevor Rosenthal Jordan Walden Seth Maness

Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning with two strikeouts to pick up a save against the Nationals on Wednesday. More Updated April 22 at 10:35 p.m. ET

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

Cubs closer Hector Rondon notched a save after pitching a perfect ninth inning against the Cardinals on Wednesday. More Updated April 8 at 5:30 p.m. ET

D-backs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Addison Reed Brad Ziegler Evan Marshall

D-backs closer Addison Reed picked up his first save of the season after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Giants on Tuesday. More Updated April 8 at 1:00 a.m. ET

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

Giants closer Santiago Casilla earned the save after allowing one hit with one strikeout in a scoreless inning vs. the D-backs on Saturday. More Updated April 19 at 12:02 a.m. ET

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

Indians closer Cody Allen earned his first save of the season after throwing a perfect ninth inning Wednesday at Houston. More Updated April 8 at 11:58 p.m. ET

Mariners Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Fernando Rodney Danny Farquhar Yoervis Medina

Mariners closer Fernando Rodney earned the save after striking out one in a perfect inning vs. the Rangers on Saturday. More Updated April 19 at 12:53 a.m. ET

Marlins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Steve Cishek A.J. Ramos Mike Dunn

Marlins closer Steve Cishek blew the save after allowing a run on two hits with one strikeout in one inning vs. the Rays on Friday. More Updated April 10 at 11:12 p.m. ET

Nationals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Drew Storen Casey Janssen (DL) Blake Treinen

Nationals closer Drew Storen tallied his first save after completing a 1-2-3 ninth inning with two strikeouts vs. the Mets on Wednesday night. More Updated April 9 at 1:01 a.m. ET

Rangers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Neftali Feliz Shawn Tolleson Tanner Scheppers (DL)

Rangers closer Neftali Feliz pitched a perfect ninth inning to pick up a save against the Mariners on Friday. More Updated April 18 at 1:48 a.m. ET

Red Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Koji Uehara Edward Mujica Junichi Tazawa

The Red Sox got closer Koji Uehara back for Monday's home opener. The righty started the season on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain, but he was cleared to return after one Minor League rehab performance for Class A Greenville on Saturday. More Updated April 13 at 3:00 p.m. ET

Tigers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Joakim Soria Joba Chamberlain Bruce Rondon (DL)

Joe Nathan will undergo Tommy John surgery after being diagnosed with tears of the ulnar collateral ligament and flexor pronator in his right arm, ending his season and potentially his career. More Updated April 23 at 12:34 p.m. ET

Twins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Glen Perkins Casey Fien Brian Duensing (DL)

Twins closer Glen Perkins earned the save after striking out one in a perfect inning vs. the Royals on Wednesday. More Updated April 16 at 12:23 a.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

Blue Jays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Miguel Castro Brett Cecil Roberto Osuna

Blue Jays closer Miguel Castro earned the save after allowing one run on one hit -– a home run -– with one strikeout in two-thirds of an inning vs. the Orioles on Thursday. More Updated April 23 at 10:00 p.m. ET

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

Braves closer Jason Grilli notched his second save after firing a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout against the Marlins on Wednesday. More Updated April 8 at 10:33 p.m. ET

Mets Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jeurys Familia Bobby Parnell (DL) Vic Black (DL)

Mets right-hander Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout to earn the save against the Braves on Wednesday. More Updated April 23 at 12:32 a.m. ET

Pirates Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Mark Melancon Tony Watson Antonio Bastardo

Pirates closer Mark Melancon earned the save after throwing a perfect inning against the D-backs on Friday. More Updated April 25 at 12:56 a.m. ET

Rockies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Adam Ottavino LaTroy Hawkins (DL) Rafael Betancourt

Rockies right-hander Adam Ottavino earned the save after striking out the side in a perfect inning against the Giants on Tuesday. More Updated April 15 at 1:59 a.m. ET

Injured Closers

A's Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Tyler Clippard Sean Doolittle (DL) Eric O'Flaherty

Jarrod Parker made his first start in a professional game since Tommy John surgery on Thursday evening, and Sean Doolittle tossed 15 pitches from flat ground on Friday, marking big steps for these rehabbing A's pitchers. More Updated April 24 at 11:06 p.m. ET

Dodgers (Closer Committee) Injured Closer Closer Committee Closer Notes
Joel Peralta Kenley Jansen (DL) J.P. Howell

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen took another step toward his return on Saturday, when he threw off the bullpen mound for the first time since his left foot surgery in February. More Updated April 18 at 7:49 p.m. ET

Rays (Closer Committee) Injured Closer Closer Committee Closer Notes
Brad Boxberger Jake McGee (DL) Kevin Jepsen

Jake McGee cut loose a little too much on Thursday, leaving him with some soreness. Nevertheless, all is well for the left-hander and for the rest of the corps of rehabbing Rays pitchers. More Updated April 21 at 8:18 p.m. ET

Royals Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Wade Davis Greg Holland (DL) Kelvin Herrera

Royals closer Greg Holland was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday with a right pectoral strain. More Updated April 18 at 3:40 p.m. ET