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Closer Report

Notable Free Agents: Cody Allen, Brad BoxbergerBrad Brach, Zach Britton, Tyler Clippard, Jeurys Familia, Kelvin Herrera, Greg Holland, Jim Johnson, Shawn Kelley, Joe Kelly, Craig Kimbrel, Ryan Madson, Andrew Miller, Bud Norris, Adam Ottavino, Blake ParkerDavid Robertson, Sergio Romo, Joakim Soria

Elite Closers

Astros

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Aug. 21: Astros manager AJ Hinch confirmed Tuesday on MLB Network Radio that Roberto Osuna is now Houston's primary closer, with Hector Rondon slated to be used in a setup role.

Athletics

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Aug. 4: A's closer Blake Treinen picked up his 28th save of the season after allowing one hit and striking out two in a scoreless inning vs. the Tigers. He has a 0.95 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP this year.

Dodgers

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Sept. 5: Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen will not make the weekend trip to Colorado as a precautionary measure because of a heart condition that leaves him vulnerable to an irregular heartbeat at altitude. Manager Dave Roberts said the Dodgers won't have a set closer during the series, which will run from Sept. 7-9. More >

Indians

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Sept. 18: Andrew Miller tossed a scoreless ninth inning for his second save of the season Tuesday vs. the White Sox. Brad Hand, Cody Allen and Miller have all recorded saves this month.

Mets

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Dec. 3: The Mets and Mariners finalized and announced a blockbuster deal on Monday, sending eight-time All-Star Robinson Cano and standout closer Edwin Diaz to Flushing.

Nationals

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Sept. 7: The Nationals activated closer Sean Doolittle from the disabled list Friday. More >

Reds

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Aug. 1: Raisel Iglesias was a popular name on the trade market prior to the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, but the Reds opted not to deal their closer.

Yankees

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Sept. 19: The Yankees are as close to complete as they will be for the remainder of the season, with closer Aroldis Chapman having been activated from the 10-day disabled list prior to Wednesday's game against the Red Sox.

Stable Situations

Blue Jays

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Aug. 25: Ken Giles has converted each of the Blue Jays' past six saves, allowing just one run over six innings in that span.

Cardinals

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Sept. 9: Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez picked up his second save in four games Sunday against the Tigers. With Bud Norris struggling, Martinez and Jordan Hicks appear to be the top closing options for St. Louis.

Giants

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Sept. 18: Will Smith has recorded all three of the Giants' saves in September.

Marlins

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Aug. 7: Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that struggling right-hander Kyle Barraclough will move out of closer's role to regroup and that the club will go with a committee. Drew Steckenrider and Adam Conley could both see save chances in Barraclough's place, and rookie Tayron Guerrero is another possibility. More >

Orioles

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Aug. 14: Mychal Givens earned a save Tuesday vs. the Mets, giving him a team-high three since the non-waiver Trade Deadline.

Padres

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Aug. 21: Kirby Yates collected his fifth save of the season Tuesday against the Rockies. He has all of the Padres' saves this month.

Pirates

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Aug. 3: Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez earned his 25th save of the season after yielding one hit and striking out one in a scoreless inning vs. the Cardinals.

Rangers

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Aug. 24: Jose Leclerc has recorded each of the Rangers' past seven saves.

Rockies

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Aug. 24: Wade Davis appears to have righted the ship after struggling earlier this month. The right-hander has made six straight scoreless appearances, going 3-for-3 in save chances during that span.

Royals

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July 31: Royals right-hander Wily Peralta earned his sixth save of the season after allowing two walks and striking out one in a scoreless inning Tuesday against the White Sox.

Tigers

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Aug. 1: Tigers closer Shane Greene picked up his 23rd save of the season after walking one and striking out one in a scoreless inning vs. the Reds.

White Sox

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Nov. 30: The White Sox acquired Alex Colome from the Mariners on Friday. The right-hander will likely step into the closer's role for Chicago, unless the club makes another addition.

Uncertain Situations

Angels

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Sept. 18: Rookie reliever Ty Buttrey recorded his fourth save of the season Tuesday. All have come since Sept. 7.

Braves

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Sept. 14: Arodys Vizcaino (right shoulder) was activated from the 60-day disabled list on Friday to serve as one of the 20 pitchers the Braves are now carrying on the expanded roster. Atlanta will spend the season's final two weeks evaluating whether Vizcaino might be durable enough to be a potential postseason asset. A.J. Minter will likely continue to receive the bulk of the save chances. More >

Brewers

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Sept. 9: After Jeremy Jeffress recorded saves Friday and Saturday, the Brewers turned to Corey Knebel on Sunday in a save situation vs. the Giants, and Knebel notched the final four outs for his first save since July 27.

Cubs

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Sept. 19: Cubs reliever Pedro Strop, who has been sidelined with a right hamstring strain since Thursday, is continuing to make progress and said Wednesday he expects to return to game action by the end of the regular season. Manager Joe Maddon will continue to sort out the bullpen in the final 10 games. With Strop and Brandon Morrow both injured, left-hander Justin Wilson may be the leader as far as closer options. "I still believe it's Justin," Maddon said. "But look at the acquisitions, [Jesse] Chavez and [Jorge] De La Rosa, look what they've done for us down there." Steve Cishek also picked up a save on Sept. 15. More >

D-backs

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Sept. 12: Just because Yoshihisa Hirano was impressive in picking up his first career save Tuesday, it does not necessarily mean he is the team's closer. After removing Brad Boxberger from the role Monday, manager Torey Lovullo has been steadfast that he will not have a set closer, but will instead match up relievers with opposing hitters in the late innings. More >

Mariners

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Dec. 5: The Mariners have traded Edwin Diaz, Alex Colome, Juan Nicasio, James Pazos this offseason, making it uncertain who will handle save chances for the club in 2019.

Phillies

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Sept. 18: The Phillies continue to go with a committee approach in the closer's role. The club's three most recent saves have been recorded by three different pitchers (Tommy Hunter, Pat Neshek, Hector Neris.

Rays

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Aug. 2: Rays right-hander Sergio Romo recorded his 13th save of the season after striking out two batters in a perfect inning vs. the Angels.

Red Sox

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July 29: Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel recorded his 33rd save of the season after throwing a perfect inning with one strikeout vs. the Twins.

Twins

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Sept. 18: Trevor Hildenberger recorded his seventh save of the season Tuesday. He's the only Twins pitcher to have notched a save since Taylor Rogers picked one up Aug. 21.

Injured Closers