Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat - AL
In fantasy baseball, the closer position remains volatile. Rarely does every closer hang on to the job for an entire season - injuries, poor performance and managerial decisions can cloud a team's bullpen picture.
Should you be concerned about a struggling stopper? Which relievers are climbing the depth chart? Are any injuries popping up? KFFL.com's Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat keeps you informed when you're looking for saves.
Closer: Bobby Jenks
Lurkers: Sergio Santos
Jenks pitched a perfect ninth with two K's in a blowout Chicago White Sox win Thursday; it was his first in-game work since Aug. 12. Putz (knee) had to exit in the eighth inning last night with right knee inflammation and is considered day-to-day.
The injury reportedly isn't serious, but it probably aided in manager Ozzie Guillen's decision to reinstall Jenks as the stopper, especially since Putz has stumbled over his last few outings. Give a quick look to see if Jenks was rashly dropped in your league.
Job security score: 3
Health score: 4
About Tim Heaney
Tim's work has been featured by USA Today/Sports Weekly, among numerous publications, and recognized as a finalist in FSWA's awards. The Boston University alum competes in Tout Wars and LABR and has won numerous industry leagues in both baseball and football.
During baseball and football season, he's on The Reality Check with Glenn Clark every Wednesday on 1570 AM WNST in Baltimore. He hits the airwaves every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. ET on Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio, where he often crashes other shows, as well.
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