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Closer Report

Elite Closers

Astros

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Brewers

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Dodgers

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Indians

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Mets

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Nationals

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Padres

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Pirates

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Yankees

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Stable Situations

Angels

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June 18: The Angels granted Cody Allen his unconditional release on Tuesday. Allen opened the year as the team's unquestioned closer but struggled mightily. Hansel Robles (11 saves) has since assumed the role.

Blue Jays

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Braves

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Cardinals

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June 24: John Gant is expected to handle closing duties after Jordan Hicks was diagnosed with a torn UCL in his right elbow on Monday. More >

Cubs

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June 18: Craig Kimbrel's Triple-A outing on Tuesday was his first game action since he signed a three-year, $43 million free-agent contract with the Cubs on June 7. He fired eight strikes, ending with a flyout, a groundout and a swinging strikeout in the quick inning against Sacramento. He was sitting around 95-96 mph with his fastball and recorded the punchout via a curveball. More >

D-backs

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Giants

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Marlins

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Phillies

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Orioles

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Rangers

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June 7: Shawn Kelley collected his seventh save of the season Thursday vs. the Orioles. He's the only Rangers pitcher to record a save since Chris Martin on May 8.

Rockies

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June 7: Wade Davis was activated from the 10-day injured list Friday.

Royals

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Tigers

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Twins

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White Sox

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Uncertain Situations

Rays

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June 23: The Rays placed Diego Castillo on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation Sunday. With Jose Alvarado still on the restricted list after tending to a family matter, Emilio Pagan will likely receive most of the team's upcoming save chances. 

Reds

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June 23: The Reds have been splitting closer duties between Raisel Iglesias and Michael Lorenzen lately. Iglesias' most recent save was June 9, and Lorenzen has two since then. 

Red Sox

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June 17: Ryan Brasier earned his team-leading seventh save of the season Monday, but it was his first save since April 21, as Boston continues to use a closer committee. Brasier (7), Matt Barnes (4), Brandon Workman (2), Marcus Walden (1), Josh Smith (1) and Heath Hembree (1) have all recorded a save for the Red Sox this season.

Injured Closers

Athletics

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June 22: Blake Treinen is headed to the injured list with a right shoulder strain. The 30-year-old right-hander underwent an MRI before Saturday's 4-2 win against the Rays, and results revealed a mild strain of his rotator cuff. The issue is something the A's closer said he has been dealing with for a couple of weeks now. Liam Hendriks got the call in place of Treinen on Saturday and struck out two batters in a perfect ninth to record his second career save. He is expected to continue that role with Treinen out. More >

Mariners

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June 17: Hunter Strickland is expected to resume playing catch this week. He was recently shut down after having a setback with his right lat strain, but an MRI exam didn't reveal a new injury.