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Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

A's Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Sean Doolittle Eric O'Flaherty Luke Gregerson

A's closer Sean Doolittle was activated from the disabled list on Friday. More Updated Sept. 12 at 10:41 p.m. ET

Angels Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Huston Street Joe Smith Jason Grilli

Angels closer Huston Street will be available to pitch Saturday night, manager Mike Scioscia said. More Updated Sept. 13 at 10:20 p.m. ET

Braves Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Craig Kimbrel Jordan Walden David Carpenter

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel completed the 2014 regular season with 47 saves, a 1.61 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP and 95 strikeouts in 61 2/3 innings pitched. More Updated Oct. 1 at 10:35 p.m. ET

Dodgers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kenley Jansen Brian Wilson Brandon League

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen blew a save against the Nationals on Wednesday, allowing three runs on four this and one walk with no strikeouts in an inning of work. More Updated Sept. 3 at 9:41 p.m. ET

Orioles Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Zach Britton Darren O'Day Andrew Miller

Orioles closer Zach Britton finished the 2014 regular season with 37 saves, a 1.65 ERA, a 0.90 WHIP and 62 strikeouts in 76 1/3 innings pitched. More Updated Oct. 1 at 9:57 p.m. ET

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

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon said he is looking forward to his return to Citizens Bank Park. More Updated Sept. 25 at 2:11 a.m. ET

Reds Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Aroldis Chapman Sam LeCure Jumbo Diaz

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman turned in one of the most dominant seasons by a relief pitcher in Major League history in 2014. More Updated Sept. 28 at 5:45 p.m. ET

Royals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Greg Holland Wade Davis Kelvin Herrera

Royals closer Greg Holland is ready to resume pitching, manager Ned Yost said before Friday night's game against the Red Sox. More Updated Sept. 12 at 9:47 p.m. ET

Yankees Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
David Robertson Dellin Betances Shawn Kelley

Yankees closer David Robertson allowed one hit in a scoreless inning against the Orioles on Saturday to earn a save. More Updated Sept. 13 at 5:35 p.m. ET

Stable Situations

Astros Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Chad Qualls Josh Fields Tony Sipp

Astros closer Chad Qualls allowed one hit and struck out one in a scoreless inning against the Indians on Monday to earn his 18th save. More Updated Sept. 15 at 11:43 p.m. ET

Brewers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Francisco Rodriguez Jonathan Broxton Brandon Kintzler

Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez earned the save after firing a perfect ninth inning against the Pirates on Saturday. More Updated Sept. 20 at 11:29 p.m. ET

Cardinals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Trevor Rosenthal Pat Neshek Carlos Martinez

Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal picked up a save after fanning two in a scoreless ninth against the Pirates on Monday. More Updated Sept. 1 at 6:48 p.m. ET

Cubs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Hector Rondon Pedro Strop Kyuji Fujikawa

Cubs closer Hector Rondon finished the 2014 regular season with 29 saves, a 2.42 ERA, a 1.06 WHIP and 63 strikeouts in 63 1/3 innings pitched. More Updated Oct. 1 at 10:51 p.m. ET

D-backs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Addison Reed Brad Ziegler Oliver Perez

D-backs closer Addison Reed finished the 2014 regular season with 32 saves, a 4.25 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP and 69 strikeouts in 59 1/3 innings. More Updated Sept. 29 at 7:36 p.m. ET

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

Indians right-hander Cody Allen blew the save after giving up a run on two hits with no walks and two strikeouts in an inning of work Friday against the Twins. More Updated Sept. 20 at 1:25 a.m. ET

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

Mariners closer Fernando Rodney picked up his Major League-leading 45th save of the season Friday night at Safeco Field in Seattle's 4-2 win over the Athletics. More Updated Sept. 13 at 12:22 p.m. ET

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

Marlins closer Steve Cishek earned the save after allowing two hits with no walks and a strikeout in a scoreless inning Tuesday against the Phillies. More Updated Sept. 23 at 10:10 p.m. ET

Pirates Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Mark Melancon Tony Watson John Axford

Pirates right-hander Tony Watson picked up his first save after allowing two hits in a scoreless final frame against the Brewers on Sunday. More Updated Sept. 21 at 4:25 p.m. ET

Rays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jake McGee Brad Boxberger Grant Balfour

Rays closer Jake McGee earned the save after permitting one run on one hit and two walks with one strikeout in the ninth inning vs. the White Sox on Saturday night. More Updated Sept. 21 at 12:38 a.m. ET

Rockies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
LaTroy Hawkins Adam Ottavino Rex Brothers

Rockies right-hander LaTroy Hawkins entered the 2014 All-Star break with 17 saves, a 2-2 record, a 2.45 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP and 14 strikeouts in 33 innings. More Updated July 16 at 10:46 p.m. ET

Twins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Glen Perkins Jared Burton Casey Fien

Twins closer Glen Perkins reflected Saturday about suffering his season-ending forearm strain, saying it was a relief that it's only a minor injury and won't require surgery. More Updated Sept. 20 at 8:57 p.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

Blue Jays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Casey Janssen Brett Cecil Aaron Sanchez

Closer Casey Janssen's tenure in a Blue Jays uniform likely came to an end on Sunday afternoon. More Updated Sept. 28 at 6:28 p.m. ET

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

Giants closer Santiago Casilla fanned two in a perfect ninth inning against the D-backs on Wednesday to earn his 17th save. More Updated Sept. 17 at 7:34 p.m. ET

Mets Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jenrry Mejia Jeurys Familia Vic Black

Mets closer Jenrry Mejia earned the save after allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning against the Braves on Saturday night. More Updated Sept. 21 at 12:22 a.m. ET

Nationals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Drew Storen Rafael Soriano Tyler Clippard

As expected, Nationals reliever Rafael Soriano had a bullpen session Monday at Nationals Park, and the right-hander improved his mechanics, according to pitching coach Steve McCatty. More Updated Sept. 8 at 8:23 p.m. ET

Padres Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Joaquin Benoit Kevin Quackenbush Dale Thayer

Padres right-hander Kevin Quackenbush earned the save after allowing one hit with one strikeout in a scoreless inning vs. the Rockies on Monday. More Updated Sept. 23 at 1:05 a.m. ET

Rangers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Neftali Feliz Shawn Tolleson Neal Cotts

Rangers closer Neftali Feliz allowed one hit and walked one in a scoreless inning against the Mariners on Sunday to earn his eighth save. More Updated Sept. 7 at 7:17 p.m. ET

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

Red Sox closer Koji Uehara, who hasn't pitched since a blown save in New York on Sept. 4, will resurface for the four-game series that starts in Kansas City on Thursday. More Updated Sept. 10 at 6:46 p.m. ET

Tigers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Joe Nathan Joakim Soria Joba Chamberlain

Tigers closer Joe Nathan lost and blew the save after allowing two runs on two hits and a walk with no strikeouts in two-thirds of an inning Tuesday against the Twins. More Updated Sept. 17 at 12:46 a.m. ET

White Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jake Petricka Zach Putnam Matt Lindstrom

White Sox closer Jake Petricka finished the 2014 regular season with 14 saves, a 2.96 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP and 55 strikeouts in 73 innings. More Updated Oct. 1 at 11:00 p.m. ET

Injured Closers