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Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

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

Cardinals right-hander Seung Hwan Oh finished the 2016 regular season with a 6-3 record, a 1.92 ERA, a 0.92 WHIP, 103 strikeouts and 19 saves across 79 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 11 at 5:47 a.m. ET

Cubs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Wade Davis Hector Rondon Pedro Strop

The Cubs, adding more depth to the bullpen and possibly a new closer, completed a deal Wednesday to acquire Wade Davis from the Royals for outfielder Jorge Soler, according to a source. More Updated Dec. 7 at 2:23 p.m. ET

Dodgers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kenley Jansen Pedro Baez Luis Avilan

Looking to fill some of the organizational depth lost when they traded Mallex Smith on Wednesday, the Braves acquired Micah Johnson from the Dodgers on Friday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. More Updated Jan. 14 at 8:13 p.m. ET

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

ESPN.com's Buster Olney reported Monday the Giants have agreed to a deal with right-hander Mark Melancon, pending a physical. More Updated Dec. 5 at 1:39 p.m. ET

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

With a depleted pitching staff down the stretch and in the postseason, the Indians relied heavily on their bullpen. Cleveland will do so again this year -- and with a relief corps that will cost more than the team's talented starting rotation. More Updated Jan. 14 at 8:27 p.m. ET

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

The Mets have reportedly avoided arbitration with starting pitchers Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, as well as relievers Jeurys Familia and Addison Reed and catcher Travis d'Arnaud. More Updated Jan. 16 at 3:09 a.m. ET

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

The Orioles have avoided arbitration with two of their biggest stars, third baseman Manny Machado and closer Zach Britton, according to multiple reports Friday. More Updated Jan. 13 at 2:50 p.m. ET

Red Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Craig Kimbrel Tyler Thornburg Matt Barnes

Red Sox right-hander Craig Kimbrel finished the 2016 regular season with a 2-6 record, a 3.40 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP, 83 strikeouts and 31 saves across 53 innings. More Updated Oct. 24 at 5:30 a.m. ET

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

Aroldis Chapman and the Yankees have finalized the largest contract ever handed to a relief pitcher, formally announcing the completion of the left-handed closer's five-year, $86 million contract on Thursday. More Updated Dec. 15 at 9:53 p.m. ET

Stable Situations

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

Astros right-hander Ken Giles finished the 2016 regular season with a 2-5 record, a 4.11 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP, 102 strikeouts and 15 saves across 65 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 4 at 5:31 a.m. ET

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

The Blue Jays got their offseason started on Saturday afternoon by exercising the team option on reliever Jason Grilli's contract for the 2017 season. More Updated Nov. 6 at 1:17 a.m. ET

Mariners Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Edwin Diaz Steve Cishek (Inj.) Nick Vincent

Mariners right-hander Edwin Diaz finished the 2016 regular season with an 0-4 record, a 2.79 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, 88 strikeouts and 18 saves across 51 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 3 at 6:19 a.m. ET

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

The Marlins avoided arbitration with five of their six eligible players on Friday, including All-Stars A.J. Ramos and Marcell Ozuna. But the club was unable to reach agreement with right-hander David Phelps prior to the 1 p.m. ET salary exchange deadline. More Updated Jan. 14 at 8:34 p.m. ET

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

Right-handers Carter Capps and Brandon Maurer and lefties Christian Friedrich and Brad Hand agreed to one-year deals with the Padres ahead of Friday's deadline to exchange figures. More Updated Jan. 13 at 5:30 p.m. ET

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

Pirates left-hander Tony Watson finished the 2016 regular season with a 2-5 record, a 3.06 ERA, a 1.06 WHIP, 58 strikeouts and 15 saves across 67 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 12 at 5:41 a.m. ET

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

The Rangers reached agreements with all seven of their arbitration-eligible players Friday. More Updated Jan. 14 at 8:46 p.m. ET

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

Rays right-hander Alex Colome finished the 2016 regular season with a 2-4 record, a 1.91 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP, 71 strikeouts and 37 saves across 56 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 5 at 5:33 a.m. ET

Royals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kelvin Herrera Joakim Soria Matt Strahm

The Cubs, adding more depth to the bullpen and possibly a new closer, completed a deal Wednesday to acquire Wade Davis from the Royals for outfielder Jorge Soler, according to a source. More Updated Dec. 7 at 2:23 p.m. ET

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

Tigers right-hander Francisco Rodriguez finished the 2016 regular season with a 3-4 record, a 3.24 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP, 52 strikeouts and 44 saves across 58 1/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 6 at 5:31 a.m. ET

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

The Hot Stove started to buzz on Tuesday when a report circulated that the Yankees and White Sox have discussed a trade that would send left-hander Jose Quintana and closer David Robertson to New York. More Updated Dec. 27 at 4:36 p.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

Angels Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Huston Street Cam Bedrosian Andrew Bailey

Angels right-hander Huston Street finished the 2016 regular season with a 3-2 record, a 6.45 ERA, a 1.93 WHIP, 14 strikeouts and nine saves across 22 1/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 3 at 5:55 a.m. ET

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

A's right-hander Ryan Madson finished the 2016 regular season with a 6-7 record, a 3.62 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, 49 strikeouts and 30 saves across 64 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 4 at 6:00 a.m. ET

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

Braves right-hander Jim Johnson finished the 2016 regular season with a 2-6 record, a 3.06 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, 68 strikeouts and 20 saves across 64 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 10 at 6:40 a.m. ET

Brewers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Corey Knebel Carlos Torres Jacob Barnes

After trading away Tyler Thornburg at the Winter Meetings and Jeremy Jeffress and Will Smith back in August, the Brewers enter the New Year in need of a closer. More Updated Dec. 26 at 5:43 a.m. ET

D-backs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Fernando Rodney Randall Delgado Enrique Burgos

The D-backs agreed to a one-year contract with free-agent reliever Fernando Rodney, the team announced Friday. More Updated Dec. 11 at 1:13 a.m. ET

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

Several teams have filled a need at closer this offseason, yet the Nationals still find themselves without one. More Updated Dec. 21 at 5:42 a.m. ET

Phillies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jeanmar Gomez Hector Neris Joaquin Benoit

Shortstop Freddy Galvis, reliever Jeanmar Gomez and second baseman Cesar Hernandez will be back with the Phillies in 2017. More Updated Dec. 3 at 6:16 a.m. ET

Reds Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Raisel Iglesias Tony Cingrani Drew Storen

One of the offseason questions the Reds must answer is what type of role pitcher Raisel Iglesias will have: starter or reliever? And if he winds up in the bullpen, can Iglesias be their closer? More Updated Oct. 17 at 5:00 p.m. ET

Rockies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Adam Ottavino Jake McGee Mike Dunn

The Rockies' closer for 2017 is not yet known, but chances are, he isn't a stranger. More Updated Dec. 15 at 11:11 a.m. ET

Twins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brandon Kintzler Glen Perkins (Inj.) Ryan Pressly

The Twins avoided arbitration with all four of their eligible players on Friday, signing Hector Santiago, Brandon Kintzler, Kyle Gibson and Ryan Pressly to one-year deals, according to a Major League source. The club has not confirmed the deals. More Updated Jan. 14 at 8:54 p.m. ET

Injured Closers