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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.
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 >
Aug. 6: Mariners closer Edwin Diaz recorded his 42nd save of the season after allowing two hits and striking out two in a scoreless inning against the Rangers. Diaz leads the Majors in saves and owns a 1.96 ERA with a 0.80 WHIP this year.
Sept. 7: The Nationals activated closer Sean Doolittle from the disabled list Friday. More >
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.
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.
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.
Aug. 25: Ken Giles has converted each of the Blue Jays' past six saves, allowing just one run over six innings in that span.
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 >
Mike Wright Jr.
Aug. 14: Mychal Givens earned a save Tuesday vs. the Mets, giving him a team-high three since the non-waiver Trade Deadline.
Aug. 21: Kirby Yates collected his fifth save of the season Tuesday against the Rockies. He has all of the Padres' saves this month.
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.
Aug. 24: Jose Leclerc has recorded each of the Rangers' past seven saves.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sept. 12: Rookie reliever Ty Buttrey has been in the big leagues for less than a month, but he's already pitched his way into a late-inning role for the Angels. The latest example of his ascent came on Tuesday night, when he was summoned to protect the Angels' one-run lead after the Rangers put runners on the corners and two outs in the eighth inning. Buttrey worked out of the jam by coaxing a groundout from Jurickson Profar and then posted a scoreless ninth to convert his first four-out save and seal the Angels' 1-0 win. More >
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.
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.
Jorge De La Rosa
Sept. 18: Brandon Morrow's season is over because of a right elbow bone bruise, the Cubs announced Tuesday. The club will likely use a closer committee for the rest of the season, even if Pedro Strop can return from a right hamstring injury before the playoffs.
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 >
Aug. 26: After collecting a save Saturday, Mark Melancon was called upon again Sunday to relieve Will Smith, who had put three men on base in the ninth inning. Melancon recorded the final out to save the Giants' 5-3 win.
Aug. 21: Cody Allen and Brad Hand continue to split save chances. Each hurler has recorded a pair of saves over the Indians' past six games.
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 >
Aug. 5: Anthony Swarzak's disjointed season continued Sunday with another trip to the disabled list, knocking the Mets reliever out for at least the next 10 days. In Swarzak's absence, Robert Gsellman should continue to see most of the Mets' save chances.
Sept. 7: The Phillies continue to go with a committee approach in the closer's role, with Tommy Hunter picking up the club's past two saves, and Pat Neshek recording the two before that. Seranthony Dominguez still leads the team with 14 saves, but he hasn't collected one since Aug. 16.
Addison Reed (DL)
Aug. 23: Trevor Hildenberger (4) and Taylor Rogers (2) have both recorded multiple saves since Fernando Rodney was traded to the A's.
Aug. 29: Although he has twice entered earlier than the ninth inning over his four most recent appearances, White Sox left-hander Jace Fry has recorded the club's past three saves.
Aroldis Chapman (DL)
Sept. 18: Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman will be activated off the disabled list either Wednesday or Thursday, manager Aaron Boone said prior to Tuesday's opener against the Red Sox. More >