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Elite Closers

A's Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Blake Treinen Yusmeiro Petit Lou Trivino

A's closer Blake Treinen pitched a scoreless inning to earn a save vs. the Royals on Thursday. More Updated June 8 at 1:43 a.m. ET

Dodgers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kenley Jansen Josh Fields Erik Goeddel

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen escaped injury on Tuesday when he stepped in a hole while doing his conditioning running on the warning track in left field in the afternoon. More Updated May 29 at 9:25 p.m. ET

Mariners Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Edwin Diaz Alex Colome Juan Nicasio (DL)

While the Mariners' bullpen has been very solid through the team's hot stretch over the last six weeks, more reinforcements are on the way as right-handed setup men Juan Nicasio and Nick Vincent both took positive steps toward coming off the 10-day disabled list on Saturday. More Updated June 16 at 10:00 p.m. ET

Nationals Next in line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Sean Doolittle Kelvin Herrera Ryan Madson

Nationals left-hander Sean Doolittle earned a save after allowing two hits in a scoreless inning Wednesday at Baltimore. More Updated May 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Padres Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brad Hand Kirby Yates Craig Stammen

Padres closer Brad Hand has converted 14 straight opportunities since May 1. More Updated June 13 at 6:48 p.m. ET

Red Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Craig Kimbrel Joe Kelly Matt Barnes

Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel allowed no hits and one walk with three strikeouts in a scoreless inning vs. the Orioles on Monday to earn the save. More Updated June 12 at 2:13 a.m. ET

Rockies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Wade Davis Adam Ottavino Bryan Shaw

Rockies right-hander Wade Davis picked up the save after allowing a hit to go with a strikeout in one inning vs. the Reds on Wednesday. More Updated June 6 at 11:20 p.m. ET

Yankees Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Aroldis Chapman David Robertson Dellin Betances

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was in the lineup Saturday, and closer Aroldis Chapman said he was good to go after both have been dealing with potential injury situations. More Updated June 9 at 8:13 p.m. ET

Stable Situations

Braves Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Arodys Vizcaino A.J. Minter Dan Winkler

The Braves placed closer Arodys Vizcaino on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday, retroactive to Thursday, with right shoulder inflammation. More Updated June 24 at 12:55 p.m. ET

Brewers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Corey Knebel Josh Hader Jeremy Jeffress

Brewers right-hander Corey Knebel picked up a save after striking out the only batter he faced Wednesday vs. the Cardinals. More Updated May 30 at 11:56 p.m. ET

Cardinals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Bud Norris Jordan Hicks Greg Holland

Cardinals closer Bud Norris earned the save with a scoreless inning vs. the Padres on Monday. More Updated June 12 at 2:03 a.m. ET

D-backs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brad Boxberger Archie Bradley Yoshihisa Hirano

D-backs righty Brad Boxberger recorded a save after striking out one in a perfect inning of work Tuesday vs. the Reds. More Updated May 30 at 2:06 a.m. ET

Indians Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Cody Allen Tyler Olson Andrew Miller (DL)

The formula for helping the Indians' bullpen get back on track played out well over the past two wins over the Brewers. The offense got the lead, Cleveland's starter got through seven innings and the bridge required to reach closer Cody Allen was shortened. More Updated June 7 at 4:59 p.m. ET

Mets Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jeurys Familia Anthony Swarzak Robert Gsellman

The Mets expect to activate closer Jeurys Familia, who has been sidelined since June 7 due to right shoulder soreness, before Sunday's series finale against the D-backs. More Updated June 16 at 9:56 p.m. ET

Pirates Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Felipe Vazquez Kyle Crick Richard Rodriguez (DL)

The Pirates are trying to get Felipe Vazquez on track, the club said Saturday. Vazquez has been tipping his pitches, and while it doesn't threaten his spot in the bullpen as the Pirates' closer, he is working to fix it constantly. More Updated June 2 at 8:32 p.m. ET

Rangers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Keone Kela Chris Martin Jake Diekman

Rangers right-hander Keone Kela picked up a save after allowing a walk and striking out two in a scoreless inning Thursday against the A's. More Updated April 5 at 7:49 p.m. ET

Reds Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Raisel Iglesias Jared Hughes Amir Garrett

The Reds activated closer Raisel Iglesias on Wednesday from the 10-day disabled list after he recovered from a strained left biceps in his left, non-pitching arm. More Updated May 30 at 5:35 p.m. ET

Tigers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Shane Greene Joe Jimenez Alex Wilson

Tigers closer Shane Greene pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts to earn the save vs. the Twins on Wednesday. More Updated June 13 at 11:26 p.m. ET

Twins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Fernando Rodney Addison Reed Trevor Hildenberger

Twins closer Fernando Rodney lost, blew the save and didn't record an out Thursday against the Yankees, allowing three runs (two earned) on two hits with no walks or strikeouts in the ninth inning. More Updated April 26 at 8:26 p.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

Angels Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Blake Parker Justin Anderson Cam Bedrosian

Angels right-hander Justin Anderson recorded a save after allowing three walks to go with one strikeout in the ninth inning against the Rangers on Sunday. More Updated June 3 at 11:50 p.m. ET

Astros (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Ken Giles Hector Rondon Chris Devenski

Astros righty Hector Rondon earned a save after allowing one hit and one walk in a scoreless inning Saturday against the Rangers. More Updated June 10 at 2:07 a.m. ET

Blue Jays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Ryan Tepera Tyler Clippard Seung Hwan Oh

Blue Jays right-hander Ryan Tepera got the save Friday after allowing a run on two hits and two walks vs. the Phillies. More Updated May 25 at 11:27 p.m. ET

Marlins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kyle Barraclough Drew Steckenrider Brad Ziegler

Marlins closer Kyle Barraclough, who logged back-to-back saves in the first two games of the series with the Giants, has become even more effective due to the inclusion of his changeup. More Updated June 13 at 8:19 p.m. ET

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

Orioles left-hander Zach Britton walked three to go with a strikeout over one scoreless inning Tuesday vs. the Red Sox. More Updated June 13 at 1:09 a.m. ET

Phillies (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Closer Committee Closer Notes
Seranthony Dominguez Edubray Ramos Tommy Hunter

Seranthony Dominguez and the Phillies have benefited from his transition to the bullpen. More Updated May 20 at 6:25 p.m. ET

Rays (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Sergio Romo Jose Alvarado Chaz Roe

Rays right-hander Sergio Romo picked up the save Tuesday vs. the Blue Jays after allowing a hit in the ninth inning. More Updated June 12 at 10:09 p.m. ET

Royals (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Closer Committee Closer Notes
Kevin McCarthy Brandon Maurer Tim Hill

The Royals are still searching for the Brandon Maurer they were sure they acquired before the non-waiver Trade Deadline last season. More Updated April 13 at 8:37 p.m. ET

White Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Joakim Soria Bruce Rondon Nate Jones (DL)

White Sox closer Joakim Soria allowed two hits Wednesday vs. the Indians, but did not allow a run and picked up a strikeout in his lone inning of work. More Updated June 14 at 12:05 a.m. ET

Injured Closers

Cubs Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Steve Cishek Brandon Morrow (DL) Pedro Strop

The Cubs will be mixing and matching at closer after placing Brandon Morrow on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Sunday, because of tightness in his back. More Updated June 20 at 1:55 p.m. ET

Giants Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Sam Dyson Hunter Strickland (DL) Tony Watson

The Giants will use Sam Dyson as the closer while Hunter Strickland (fractured hand) is out, leaving Tony Watson in a setup role. More Updated June 20 at 5:08 p.m. ET