Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat - NL

by Bryce McRae on May 14, 2010 @ 12:00:00 PDT


Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat: AL | NL

Fantasy baseball closer depth charts: AL | NL

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?'s Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat keeps you informed when you're looking for saves.


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  • Colorado Rockies RP Huston Street
    Street on track for re-opening
    An MRI on Philadelphia Phillies closer Brad Lidge's elbow showed no structural damage or loose bodies. More good news: His elbow is healing properly.
    There is some inflammation in the lining of his elbow joint, but he's listed as day-to-day. Jose Contreras is the guy in the ninth until Lidge is deemed ready.
  • The Colorado Rockies' Huston Street (shoulder) made his first rehab appearance yesterday at Double-A Tulsa. He threw nine of his 12 pitches for strikes, gave up one hit and struck out one in one inning.
    His next appearance will be Saturday, followed by two innings next Tuesday and back-to-back outings next weekend. If all goes well, he's on track to be activated May 25. That will probably spell the end of Manuel Corpas' time as interim closer.

Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat: AL | NL

Fantasy baseball closer depth charts: AL | NL

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About Bryce McRae

Bryce McRae is a Managing Editor with KFFL and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1999. He joined KFFL as a volunteer writer in March 2005 before becoming a Hot off the Wire Analyst in March 2006. He began working in his current capacity in September 2008. His work has appeared on fantasy sports sites such as Yahoo! and CBS Sportsline as well as in print. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2008 with a B.A. in History and U.S. Studies.

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