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Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

A's Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Sean Doolittle Luke Gregerson Jim Johnson

The first-place A's learned Sunday they will be sending six players to this year's All-Star Game. No other club has more than four representatives. More Updated July 6 at 9:12 p.m. ET

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

The future of the Braves' organization will be on display as Craig Kimbrel, Freddie Freeman and Julio Teheran will represent the club at next week's All-Star Game in Minneapolis. More Updated July 6 at 9:37 p.m. ET

Red Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Koji Uehara Junichi Tazawa Andrew Miller

American League All-Star manager John Farrell announced that Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara will replace Masahiro Tanaka on the AL's active roster for the 85th All-Star Game. More Updated July 9 at 6:39 p.m. ET

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

In the ninth inning of Thursday's game against the Cubs, Aroldis Chapman recorded a strikeout of the first batter he faced, extending his streak of consecutive relief appearances with a strikeout to 39. More Updated July 10 at 6:16 p.m. ET

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

Royals left fielder Alex Gordon, closer Greg Holland and catcher Salvador Perez were named to the 2014 American League All-Star team on Sunday, the second straight year for each of them. More Updated July 6 at 8:45 p.m. ET

Stable Situations

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

Astros closer Chad Qualls could earn a save Tuesday against the Nationals. More Updated June 16 at 7:16 p.m. ET

Blue Jays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Casey Janssen Brett Cecil Dustin McGowan

Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen earned a victory after working a 1-2-3 ninth inning on Wednesday vs. the Brewers. More Updated July 2 at 5:01 p.m. ET

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

Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez could pick up a save against the Phillies on Wednesday. More Updated July 8 at 7:47 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 against the Pirates on Monday. More Updated July 6 at 7:58 p.m. ET

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

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen earned the save after firing a perfect ninth inning with no strikeouts Monday against the Indians. More Updated July 1 at 1:22 a.m. ET

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

Indians closer Cody Allen picked up a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Yankees on Tuesday. More Updated July 9 at 12:27 a.m. ET

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

Mariners closer Fernando Rodney could register a save with some strikeouts Tuesday against the Astros. More Updated June 30 at 9:51 p.m. ET

Marlins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Steve Cishek Kevin Gregg A.J. Ramos (DL)

Marlins closer Steve Cishek blew a save and took a loss vs. the D-backs on Wednesday, allowing three runs on three hits without recording an out. More Updated July 9 at 7:21 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 against the Orioles on Monday. More Updated July 6 at 7:22 p.m. ET

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

Orioles closer Zach Britton picked up a save after tossing a scoreless 12th inning against the Red Sox on Sunday. More Updated July 6 at 7:44 p.m. ET

Padres Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Huston Street Joaquin Benoit Dale Thayer

Padres closer Huston Street notched his 22nd save after allowing a hit with no walks and a strikeout in a scoreless ninth inning Monday against the Reds. More Updated July 1 at 1:54 a.m. ET

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

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon allowed one hit and fanned two in a scoreless innings vs. the Marlins on Thursday to earn his 19th save. More Updated July 3 at 9:32 p.m. ET

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

Pirates closer Mark Melancon could notch a save against the Cardinals on Thursday. More Updated July 9 at 9:49 p.m. ET

Rangers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Joakim Soria Jason Frasor Neftali Feliz

Rangers closer Joakim Soria could register a save and some strikeouts Wednesday against the Astros. More Updated July 8 at 8:43 p.m. ET

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

Twins closer Glen Perkins could register a save Tuesday against the Mariners. More Updated July 7 at 10:29 p.m. ET

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

Yankees closer David Robertson allowed one hit and struck out the side in a scoreless ninth inning vs. the Twins on Thursday to earn his 19th save. More Updated July 3 at 11:26 p.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

Angels Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Joe Smith Jason Grilli Kevin Jepsen

Angels closer Joe Smith struck out two in a perfect ninth inning vs. the Blue Jays on Wednesday to earn his 12th save. More Updated July 9 at 7:47 p.m. ET

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

Cubs closer Hector Rondon earned his 10th save after throwing one scoreless inning against the Red Sox on Monday. More Updated June 30 at 11:01 p.m. ET

D-backs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Addison Reed Brad Ziegler Matt Stites

Despite having blown his fifth save on his ninth homer allowed in 36 2/3 innings of relief on Tuesday night in a 2-1 loss to the Marlins, Addison Reed is still the D-backs' closer, manager Kirk Gibson said prior to the finale of a three-game series between the two teams. More Updated July 9 at 5:39 p.m. ET

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

Giants reliever Santiago Casilla struck out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning vs. the Padres on Sunday to earn his third save. More Updated July 6 at 10:20 p.m. ET

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

Mets closer Jenrry Mejia allowed two hits and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save vs. the Braves on Wednesday. More Updated July 9 at 10:18 p.m. ET

Rays (Closer committee) Closer committee Closer committee Closer Notes
Jake McGee Joel Peralta Grant Balfour

Rays reliever Jake McGee earned a save after allowing two runs on three hits with two strikeouts over 1 1/3 innings against the Royals on Tuesday. More Updated July 8 at 11:17 p.m. ET

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

Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins recorded the win after allowing one run on two hits in one inning vs. the Giants on Tuesday. More Updated May 21 at 1:50 a.m. ET

Tigers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Joe Nathan Joba Chamberlain Joel Hanrahan (DL)

Tigers closer Joe Nathan earned a save after striking out two in a scoreless inning against the Dodgers on Wednesday. More Updated July 9 at 4:24 p.m. ET

White Sox (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Closer Committee Closer Notes
Jake Petricka Zach Putnam Ronald Belisario

White Sox reliever Jake Petricka struck out two over two perfect innings to earn a save vs. the Mariners on Sunday. More Updated July 6 at 5:34 p.m. ET

Injured Closers