What are the odds that you still own the relief pitchers you rostered in your fantasy baseball draft? KFFL.com's Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat series gives you no-nonsense ratings of performances, injuries and managerial decisions in MLB bullpens. Get your arm loose: Let's find fantasy baseball players in your rotisserie or head-to-head baseball league who'll get saves.
Closer: Jonathan Broxton (DL)
Broxton (elbow) was placed on the DL on Friday. An MRI revealed no structural damage to his right elbow, but a bone spur and some bruising were found, and his recovery could be delayed because of them. He'll probably settle in for a long absence.
Padilla and Kuo must be your first two pickup targets. Kuo is the best long-term bet but has been erratic since returning from the DL. Padilla has the best shot at immediate returns, especially since Kuo is the only lefty in the 'pen.
Both will accrue save chances, but the Dodgers want to prevent them from pitching on back-to-back days, which should lead to the occasional cameo from Guerrier, Jansen, MacDougal or Hawksworth. These four are merely lotto tickets and can't be counted on as difference makers.
Job security score: 2
Health score: 3
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