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Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

A's Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Sean Doolittle Luke Gregerson Dan Otero

A's closer Sean Doolittle could find himself in a save situation against the Orioles on Saturday. More Updated July 18 at 10:43 p.m. ET

Braves Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Craig Kimbrel Jordan Walden Shae Simmons (DL)

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Padres on Monday to earn his 32nd save. More Updated July 28 at 3:10 p.m. ET

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

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen could notch a save and a few strikeouts Tuesday vs. the Braves. More Updated July 28 at 11:21 p.m. ET

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

Nationals closer Rafael Soriano could pick up a save Tuesday against the Marlins. More Updated July 28 at 9:58 p.m. ET

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

Red Sox closer Koji Uehara could earn a save against the Blue Jays on Monday. More Updated July 27 at 6:14 p.m. ET

Reds Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Aroldis Chapman Jonathan Broxton Sam LeCure

The balky right hamstring that has bothered Reds closer Aroldis Chapman provided another scare during his save opportunity on Thursday night. More Updated Aug. 1 at 1:43 a.m. ET

Royals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Greg Holland Wade Davis Aaron Crow

Royals closer Greg Holland could earn a save against the Twins on Thursday. More Updated July 30 at 2:56 p.m. ET

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

Yankees closer David Robertson could earn a save against the Blue Jays on Sunday. More Updated July 26 at 9:02 p.m. ET

Stable Situations

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

Angels closer Huston Street could notch a save vs. the Tigers on Thursday. More Updated July 23 at 9:54 p.m. ET

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

Astros right-hander Chad Qualls took the loss after allowing one run on one hit -- a home run -- and no walks with two strikeouts in one inning vs. the Blue Jays on Thursday. More Updated Aug. 1 at 12:43 a.m. ET

Blue Jays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Casey Janssen Aaron Loup Dustin McGowan

Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen earned a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Yankees on Sunday. More Updated July 27 at 7:19 p.m. ET

Brewers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Francisco Rodriguez Brandon Kintzler Will Smith

Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez earned a save after recording the final out in Wednesday's win over the Rays. More Updated July 30 at 6:48 p.m. ET

Cardinals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Trevor Rosenthal Pat Neshek Jason Motte

Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal could earn a save Tuesday vs. the Rays. More Updated July 21 at 10:35 p.m. ET

Indians Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Cody Allen Bryan Shaw John Axford

Indians right-hander Cody Allen entered the 2014 All-Star break with 12 saves, a 3-2 record, a 2.16 ERA, a 1.06 WHIP and 55 strikeouts in 41 2/3 innings. More Updated July 16 at 12:30 a.m. ET

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

Mariners closer Fernando Rodney earned a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Orioles on Saturday. More Updated July 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET

Marlins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Steve Cishek Bryan Morris A.J. Ramos

The clock is ticking and the Marlins are frantically working the phones, striving to add a controllable starting pitcher before Thursday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline. More Updated July 30 at 2:39 p.m. ET

Orioles Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Zach Britton Darren O'Day Tommy Hunter

Orioles left-hander Zach Britton entered the 2014 All-Star break with 15 saves, a 3-1 record, a 1.30 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP and 38 strikeouts in 48 1/3 innings. More Updated July 15 at 1:02 a.m. ET

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

Padres right-hander Joaquin Benoit earned the win after striking out one in a perfect inning vs. the Mets on Sunday. More Updated July 20 at 11:18 p.m. ET

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

Do not expect Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels to be traded before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. More Updated July 30 at 2:33 p.m. ET

Pirates Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Mark Melancon Tony Watson Ernesto Frieri

Pirates closer Mark Melancon earned a save after throwing a scoreless ninth inning against the Rockies on Friday. More Updated July 19 at 12:22 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

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

Tigers closer Joe Nathan could earn a save against the White Sox on Thursday. More Updated July 30 at 2:50 p.m. ET

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

Twins closer Glen Perkins picked up a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the White Sox on Sunday. More Updated July 27 at 5:43 p.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

Cubs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Hector Rondon Pedro Strop Neil Ramirez (DL)

Cubs closer Hector Rondon earned a save after allowing two hits with no walks and two strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning Thursday against the Rockies. More Updated July 31 at 6:51 p.m. ET

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

D-backs closer Addison Reed earned a save after allowing one run in 2/3 of an inning against the Reds on Wednesday. More Updated July 30 at 4:30 p.m. ET

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

Giants closer Santiago Casilla could find himself in a save situation against the Pirates on Monday. More Updated July 27 at 8:02 p.m. ET

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

Mets closer Jenrry Mejia picked up a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Brewers on Sunday. More Updated July 27 at 6:21 p.m. ET

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

Rangers right-hander Neftali Feliz earned a save after tossing a perfect ninth inning with no strikeouts Monday against the Yankees. More Updated July 28 at 11:40 p.m. ET

Rays (Closer committee) Closer committee Closer committee Closer Notes
Jake McGee Brad Boxberger Grant Balfour

Rays closer Jake McGee could notch a save with a couple of strikeouts against the Brewers on Tuesday. More Updated July 28 at 9:07 p.m. ET

White Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jake Petricka Zach Putnam (DL) Ronald Belisario

White Sox right-hander Jake Petricka secured his sixth save after allowing a hit with no walks or strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning Thursday against the Tigers. More Updated July 31 at 6:27 p.m. ET

Injured Closers