Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat - AL

by Bryce McRae on July 6, 2010 @ 11:45:00 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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  • Chicago White Sox RP Bobby Jenks
    Jenks not ready for saves yet
    Chicago White Sox reliever Sergio Santos locked down his first career save yesterday. Manager Ozzie Guillen sent him out in the eighth to get Chicago out of a bases-loaded jam. It worked. Santos then stuck around in the ninth. The 27-year-old righty didn't give up a hit and struck out one in his 1 1/3 innings. Santos entered in a 7-2 ballgame, which is probably why he was used and not Matt Thornton or J.J. Putz. Regarding Jenks, he was used yesterday for the first time since June 24. The bulky righty gave up one run on two walks and one hit in two-thirds of an inning, the eighth. He probably needs a bit more work before Guillen is ready to return him to the ninth.
  • New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera quickly returned to his usual ways after Sunday's blown save. Mo threw a perfect inning yesterday to secure the Yanks' 3-1 win over the Oakland Athletics.

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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