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Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

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

Angels closer Huston Street earned a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Red Sox on Tuesday. More Updated Aug. 19 at 11:05 p.m. ET

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

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning against the Marlins on Friday to earn his 40th save. More Updated Aug. 30 at 12:17 a.m. ET

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

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen earned a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Braves on Tuesday. More Updated Aug. 12 at 11:13 p.m. ET

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

Nationals closer Rafael Soriano allowed two hits with one strikeout in a scoreless ninth inning to register his 30th save of the season Saturday against the Mariners. More Updated Aug. 31 at 1:39 a.m. ET

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

Orioles closer Zach Britton fanned two in a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Twins on Saturday to earn his 30th save of the season. More Updated Aug. 30 at 11:27 p.m. ET

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

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon fired a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout to register his 33rd save of the season Tuesday vs. the Nationals. More Updated Aug. 26 at 10:21 p.m. ET

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

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman struck out two in a perfect ninth inning against the Pirates on Sunday to earn his 29th save. More Updated Aug. 31 at 5:01 p.m. ET

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

Closer Greg Holland had rough going in finishing out Friday night's 6-5 victory over the Twins and Royals manager Ned Yost is concerned. More Updated Aug. 16 at 2:40 a.m. ET

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

Twins closer Glen Perkins lost and blew the save after allowing two runs on two hits without recording an out on Tuesday against the Royals. More Updated Aug. 27 at 12:33 a.m. ET

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

Yankees closer David Robertson won after striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning against the White Sox on Friday. More Updated Aug. 22 at 11:49 p.m. ET

Stable Situations

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

As expected, veteran reliever Chad Qualls will remain with the Astros for the rest of the season. More Updated Aug. 27 at 9:49 p.m. ET

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

Casey Janssen hasn't experienced a lot of success lately, but that doesn't mean his job as the Blue Jays' closer is in jeopardy. More Updated Aug. 25 at 8:38 p.m. ET

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

Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez earned a save after allowing one run in the ninth inning of a 4-3 win over the Pirates on Sunday. More Updated Aug. 24 at 5:10 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

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

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

Indians closer Cody Allen earned a win after allowing one hit and striking out two in a scoreless inning against the D-backs in the first half of Wednesday's doubleheader. More Updated Aug. 13 at 7:13 p.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 Red Sox on Sunday. More Updated Aug. 24 at 6:35 p.m. ET

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

Marlins closer Steve Cishek blew a save after allowing one run on two hits and one walk in the ninth inning against the Rockies on Saturday. More Updated Aug. 24 at 12:29 p.m. ET

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

Padres closer Joaquin Benoit, who went 11 days between appearances recently because of a sore right shoulder, will be sidelined again after the pain in his shoulder returned. More Updated Aug. 30 at 11:01 p.m. ET

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

Pirates closer Mark Melancon notched a save after allowing one hit in a scoreless final frame against the Cardinals on Wednesday. More Updated Aug. 27 at 4:32 p.m. ET

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

Rays closer Jake McGee earned a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Orioles on Wednesday. More Updated Aug. 28 at 12:33 a.m. ET

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

Manager John Farrell said there are no plans to shut down Koji Uehara despite the closer's recent struggles. More Updated Aug. 26 at 9:56 p.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

Uncertain Situations

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

Cubs closer Hector Rondon earned the save after tossing a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout against the Reds on Tuesday. More Updated Aug. 27 at 12:45 a.m. ET

Giants (Closer committee) Closer committee Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Santiago Casilla Sergio Romo Jeremy Affeldt

With Santiago Casilla doing a good job of creating late-game drama and Sergio Romo's unfair slider back to being unfair, Giants manager Bruce Bochy is opting to platoon the two in the closer role. More Updated Aug. 31 at 4:41 p.m. ET

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

Mets closer Jenrry Mejia struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning against the Phillies on Friday to earn his 20th save. More Updated Aug. 29 at 10:21 p.m. ET

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

Rangers closer Neftali Feliz recorded a save after allowing two runs on two hits and one walk with two strikeouts against the Marlins on Wednesday. More Updated Aug. 20 at 3:59 p.m. ET

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

Tigers closer Joe Nathan earned his 28th save Tuesday after tossing a scoreless ninth inning with one strikeout vs. the Yankees. More Updated Aug. 27 at 1:13 a.m. ET

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

White Sox closer Jake Petricka lost after allowing two runs on two hits without recording an out on Tuesday vs. the Indians. More Updated Aug. 27 at 12:51 a.m. ET

Injured Closers

A's (Closer Committee) Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Eric O'Flaherty Sean Doolittle (DL) Luke Gregerson

In addition to activating shortstop Jed Lowrie from the disabled list for the series opener against the Mariners, the A's are seeing progress from closer Sean Doolittle, catcher John Jaso and center fielder Coco Crisp. More Updated Sept. 1 at 7:20 p.m. ET