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Fantasy Open

Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

Cubs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Hector Rondon Pedro Strop Travis Wood

Cubs closer Hector Rondon pitched a clean ninth inning to earn the save Saturday against the Rangers. More Updated July 16 at 5:29 p.m. ET

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

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen picked up a save after allowing one walk and striking out two batters during a scoreless ninth inning against the Pirates on Monday. More Updated June 27 at 4:18 p.m. ET

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

Mets right-hander Jeurys Familia picked up a save after allowing one hit and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday vs. the Marlins. More Updated July 6 at 8:07 p.m. ET

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

Orioles closer Zach Britton earned his 27th save in 27 tries after allowing a hit with no walks or strikeouts in a scoreless inning of work on Sunday against the Angels. More Updated July 10 at 8:27 p.m. ET

Pirates Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Mark Melancon Neftali Feliz Tony Watson

Pirates right-hander Mark Melancon recorded a save after allowing one hit in a scoreless inning Monday vs. the Giants. More Updated June 20 at 10:05 p.m. ET

Royals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Wade Davis Kelvin Herrera Joakim Soria

All-Star closer Wade Davis, who had been on the disabled list with a right forearm strain for two weeks, made his first appearance Saturday after being activated earlier in the day. More Updated July 17 at 12:31 a.m. ET

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

White Sox closer David Robertson will not pitch before the All-Star break, as he has been sidelined with a high strain in his left leg near the buttocks area. More Updated July 9 at 8:44 p.m. ET

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

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman blew the save after allowing one unearned run on two hits with two strikeouts in two-thirds of an inning against the Orioles on Sunday. More Updated June 5 at 7:00 p.m. ET

Stable Situations

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

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

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

Astros right-hander Will Harris earned a save after allowing one hit and no walks with one strikeout in one scoreless inning against the Angels on Friday. More Updated July 23 at 12:58 a.m. ET

Blue Jays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Roberto Osuna Jason Grilli Jesse Chavez

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
Jeremy Jeffress Will Smith Tyler Thornburg

Brewers closer Jeremy Jeffress won after allowing one hit and no runs in 2/3 scoreless innings against the Cardinals. More Updated July 8 at 10:53 p.m. ET

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

Giants reliever Santiago Casilla claimed his 13th save after retiring the final two batters in the ninth inning Sunday vs. the Dodgers. More Updated June 12 at 11:54 p.m. ET

Indians Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Cody Allen Bryan Shaw Dan Otero

Indians closer Cody Allen allowed two hits with one strikeout over two scoreless innings vs. the Yankees on Saturday. More Updated July 9 at 11:51 p.m. ET

Mariners Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Steve Cishek Edwin Diaz Joaquin Benoit

Mariners closer Steve Cishek earned the save after allowing one run on one hit and no walks with two strikeouts against the Royals on Saturday. More Updated July 8 at 11:04 p.m. ET

Marlins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
A.J. Ramos Fernando Rodney David Phelps

Marlins right-hander A.J. Ramos blew a save after allowing one run on two hits with one strikeout in one inning Friday against the Braves. More Updated July 1 at 11:54 p.m. ET

Nationals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jonathan Papelbon Shawn Kelley Blake Treinen

Nationals right-hander Jonathan Papelbon recorded a save after allowing no runs on no hits and no walks with one strikeout Friday against the Mets. More Updated July 8 at 11:34 p.m. ET

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

Phillies right-hander Jeanmar Gomez recorded a save after allowing no runs on no hits and walks with one strikeout Saturday vs. the Mets. More Updated July 16 at 10:29 p.m. ET

Rangers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Sam Dyson Jake Diekman Tony Barnette

Rangers reliever Sam Dyson picked up a save after retiring the side in order during the ninth inning Friday against the Cardinals. More Updated June 17 at 10:51 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

Uncertain Situations

Angels Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Huston Street Joe Smith Cam Bedrosian

Angels closer Huston Street left Sunday's game early with hamstring cramps. More Updated July 10 at 8:50 p.m. ET

Cardinals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Seung Hwan Oh Jonathan Broxton Trevor Rosenthal

A day after watching Trevor Rosenthal blow his third season save by allowing three ninth-inning runs, manager Mike Matheny met with the right-hander on Saturday to inform him that the team will be using him in a different role. More Updated June 25 at 9:42 p.m. ET

D-backs (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Tyler Clippard Jake Barrett Daniel Hudson

Late Friday night, the D-backs traded closer Brad Ziegler to the Red Sox in exchange for Minor Leaguers Jose Almonte and Luis Alejandro Basabe. More Updated July 9 at 9:42 a.m. ET

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

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

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
Carlos Estevez Jake McGee Adam Ottavino

Rockies right-hander Carlos Esteves recorded a save after allowing no runs on zero hits and walks with one strikeout in one inning vs. the Braves. More Updated July 16 at 11:05 p.m. ET

Twins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brandon Kintzler Fernando Abad Ryan Pressly

Twins relief pitcher Brandon Kintzler earned the save after allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning vs. the Rangers on Sunday. More Updated July 3 at 7:52 p.m. ET

Injured Closers

Braves Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jim Johnson Arodys Vizcaino (DL) Mauricio Cabrera

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

Rays Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Alex Colome Brad Boxberger (DL) Xavier Cedeno

Rays closer Alex Colome will go on the disabled and reliever Dana Eveland has been recalled to take his spot on the roster. More Updated June 28 at 6:24 p.m. ET

Red Sox Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brad Ziegler Craig Kimbrel (DL) Koji Uehara (DL)

Closer Craig Kimbrel has undergone successful surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in his left knee, the Red Sox announced on Monday. More Updated July 13 at 7:09 p.m. ET