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.
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.
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. 5: Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman blew a save after allowing three runs (two earned) on one hit and three walks with three strikeouts in one inning against the Red Sox. He has 29 saves in 31 chances with a 2.25 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP this season.
Aug. 7: The Angels haven't collected a save since July 8. Blake Parker leads the club with 10 saves this season, while Justin Anderson has four and Cam Bedrosian and Jim Johnson have one each.
Aug. 7: Astros right-hander Hector Rondon picked up his 13th save of the season after throwing a scoreless inning with one walk and two strikeouts against the Giants.
Aug. 7: Cardinals right-hander Bud Norris earned his 22nd save of the season after walking one and striking out one in a scoreless inning against the Marlins.
Aug. 3: D-backs right-hander Brad Boxberger logged his 26th save of the season after allowing two hits and striking out one in a scoreless inning vs. the Giants.
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. 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. 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.
Aug. 1: After being acquired from the Astros as part of the package for Roberto Osuna before the non-waiver Trade Deadline, Blue Jays right-hander Ken Giles could compete with Ryan Tepera and Tyler Clippard for save chances down the stretch.
Aug. 9: After Corey Knebel faced four batters in the ninth inning and retired none Thursday, the Brewers will back him out of the closer's role, manager Craig Counsell said. "The next time out, we'll give him an easier spot, for sure. But at some point, we're going to try to work to get him back to big spots in the game. I think we function best when Corey has the ninth, but if we have to do things a little differently to get him back on track, then that's how we'll approach it." Josh Hader and Jeremy Jeffress are most likely to handle save chances with Knebel working in lower-leverage situations for now. More >
Aug. 5: Brad Hand has collected the Indians' past two saves, while Cody Allen has just one save since the All-Star break.
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.
Mike Wright Jr.
Aug. 1: Mychal Givens is the most likely candidate to become the Orioles' closer after Zach Britton and Brad Brach were traded in July.
July 23: Kirby Yates struck out two batters in a scoreless inning against the Mets on Monday to earn the first save for the Padres since the club traded Brad Hand to the Indians on July 19.
Aug. 7: The Phillies continue to go with a committee approach in the closer's role. Since the All-Star break, Seranthony Dominguez (3), Pat Neshek (1) and Tommy Hunter (1) have all recorded saves.
Aug. 3: The Rangers will not name a specific closer, but instead retain flexibility to utilize Jose Leclerc, Chris Martin and Cory Gearrin. Rangers manager Jeff Banister indicated the save opportunities would likely go to one of those three and Alex Claudio. The closer's role was opened when the Rangers traded Keone Kela to the Pirates on July 31. More >
Aug. 9: After another rocky outing Thursday, Wade Davis is now 0-3 with a 30.86 ERA and two blown saves in August. In the midst of a postseason race, the Rockies may be forced to turn to Adam Ottavino or Seunghwan Oh as the closer, though no official change has been made yet.
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.
Addison Reed (DL)
Aug. 14: Despite right-hander Trevor Hildenberger picking up the save in Tuesday's 5-2 win, Twins manager Paul Molitor said he's still going to use matchups to determine his closer, and that it remains a closer-by-committee.
Aug. 4: Since the White Sox traded Joakim Soria to the Brewers in late July, Luis Avilan, Hector Santiago and Thyago Vieira have recorded one save each.
Arodys Vizcaino (DL)
Aug. 6: The Braves remain hopeful to at least have Arodys Vizcaino (right shoulder inflammation) available come September. A.J. Minter should continue to serve as the primary closer in Vizcaino's absence.
Brandon Morrow (DL)
Carl Edwards Jr.
Aug. 6: As Cubs closer Brandon Morrow continues to recover from right biceps inflammation, Pedro Strop has recorded all six of the club's saves since the All-Star break.
Kenley Jansen (DL)
Aug. 10: Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen will miss about a month while being treated for an irregular heartbeat. Jansen was hospitalized prior to Thursday night's 8-5 win over the Rockies, and after initial tests, he flew back to Los Angeles to meet with his cardiologist for additional tests on Friday. With Jansen unavailable Thursday, Scott Alexander earned a save against Colorado. More >
Hunter Strickland (DL)
Aug. 6: Giants right-hander Hunter Strickland (fractured right hand) was sent on a Class A Advanced rehab assignment Monday, perhaps signaling that his return is near. However, it's unclear if he'll be immediately reinstated as San Francisco's closer. Will Smith blew his most recent save chance, but he has done a solid job as the Giants' closer with Strickland out.
Sean Doolittle (DL)
Aug. 13: After allowing a walk-off grand slam to the Cubs' David Bote on Sunday night, Ryan Madson revealed he has been battling a back issue that sends pain down his right leg. With Sean Doolittle and Kelvin Herrera on the disabled list and Madson dealing with an injury as well, the Nats could turn to Koda Glover or Justin Miller to close. More >