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Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

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

Concerned that sporadic work is the culprit behind Trevor Rosenthal's recent command troubles, manager Mike Matheny said he will be more intentional in getting his closer into games even if the appearances come in non-save spots. More Updated May 22 at 3:23 p.m. ET

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

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen blew the save after permitting two runs on two hits with one strikeout in one-third of an inning against the Padres on Friday night. More Updated May 21 at 2:30 a.m. ET

Mets Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jeurys Familia Addison Reed Jim Henderson

Mets closer Jeurys Familia took the loss Sunday after he allowed a pair of runs on two hits and two walks with no strikeouts in one inning vs. the Dodgers. More Updated May 30 at 12:25 a.m. ET

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

Orioles left-hander Zach Britton posted his 14th save after firing a scoreless ninth inning, allowing two hits and striking out two against the Indians on Sunday. More Updated May 29 at 4:50 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 Junichi Tazawa

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 Kelvin Herrera Joakim Soria

Royals right-hander Wade Davis tallied his 14th save after completing a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout vs. the White Sox on Sunday. More Updated May 29 at 7:03 p.m. ET

White Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
David Robertson Nate Jones Zach Putnam

White Sox closer David Robertson allowed six runs on four hits and a pair of walks in just two-thirds of an inning against the Royals on Saturday. More Updated May 28 at 6:35 p.m. ET

Yankees Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Aroldis Chapman Andrew Miller Dellin Betances

Yankees left-hander Aroldis Chapman earned the save after retiring the side in order with two strikeouts Sunday against the Rays. More Updated May 29 at 4:08 p.m. ET

Stable Situations

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

The Angels reshuffled their bullpen before Monday's game against the Tigers, activating closer Huston Street as part of four roster moves. More Updated May 30 at 10:22 p.m. ET

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

Astros closer Luke Gregerson earned the save after striking out one in a perfect inning vs. the Twins on Tuesday. More Updated May 4 at 12:00 a.m. ET

A's Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Ryan Madson Sean Doolittle John Axford

It's no revelation, but A's manager Bob Melvin acknowledged Ryan Madson as his closer on Saturday -- the role he's occupied for quite some time now, just without the title. More Updated May 15 at 12:23 p.m. ET

Blue Jays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Roberto Osuna Gavin Floyd Joe Biagini

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons decided not to use closer Roberto Osuna in Friday night's 5-2 victory over the Dodgers because he is dealing with a sore groin. More Updated May 7 at 12:21 a.m. ET

Braves Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Arodys Vizcaino Alexi Ogando Jim Johnson (DL)

The Blue Jays acquired veteran right-hander Jason Grilli plus cash considerations from the Braves on Tuesday for right-hander Sean Ratcliffe, the club announced. More Updated May 31 at 9:03 p.m. ET

Brewers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jeremy Jeffress Will Smith (DL) Corey Knebel (DL)

Brewers closer Jeremy Jeffress earned the save after striking out one in a perfect inning vs. the Angels on Tuesday. More Updated May 3 at 11:27 p.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 picked up a save after striking out two in a perfect ninth inning Sunday vs. the Cubs. More Updated May 23 at 12:00 a.m. ET

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

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

Mariners Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Steve Cishek Joaquin Benoit Nick Vincent

Mariners right-hander Steve Cishek earned a save after walking one in a scoreless inning Wednesday against the A's. More Updated May 4 at 9:33 p.m. ET

Marlins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
A.J. Ramos David Phelps Kyle Barraclough

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 Blake Treinen

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

Padres Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Fernando Rodney Brandon Maurer Ryan Buchter

Padres closer Fernando Rodney picked up a pair of saves with a pair of scoreless innings in Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cubs. More Updated May 11 at 11:43 p.m. ET

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

Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez earned a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Marlins on Wednesday. More Updated May 18 at 3:57 p.m. ET

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

Rockies left-hander Jake McGee earned the save after firing a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout vs. the D-backs on Wednesday. More Updated May 11 at 7:18 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

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

Rangers right-hander Sam Dyson earned a save after allowing one run on two hits with one strikeout in the ninth inning against the Astros on Friday night. More Updated May 20 at 11:17 p.m. ET

Rays (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brad Boxberger (Inj.) Alex Colome Erasmo Ramirez

Rays manager Kevin Cash wanted to ease right-hander Brad Boxberger back into action. Tuesday night's contest served up the perfect moment, with the Rays trailing 8-4 in the sixth, affording the 2015 American League saves leader an outing to knock off the rust. Unfortunately for the Rays, Boxberger had to leave the game due to a muscle strain in his left side. He was scheduled for further evaluations at Kauffman Stadium. More Updated May 31 at 11:37 p.m. ET

Reds (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Closer Committee Closer Notes
Tony Cingrani Ross Ohlendorf Blake Wood

Reds right-hander JC Ramirez picked up a save after coming on for the final out Monday in Colorado. More Updated May 30 at 8:45 p.m. ET

Injured Closers

Twins Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kevin Jepsen Glen Perkins (DL) Michael Tonkin

With the bullpen being overworked the past few weeks, the Twins opted to select the contract of lefty reliever Buddy Boshers on Wednesday, placing outfielder Darin Mastroianni on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique. To make room for Boshers on the 40-man roster, closer Glen Perkins was transferred to the 60-day DL. More Updated May 25 at 3:06 p.m. ET