Also see: Fantasy baseball closer depth charts
In fantasy baseball, the closer position remains volatile. Rarely does every closer hang on to the job for the entire season - injuries, poor performance and managerial decisions can cloud a team's bullpen picture.
Should you be concerned about a struggling stopper? Which setup men are climbing the depth chart? Any lingering injuries popping up? KFFL.com's Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat series keeps you informed when you're looking for saves.
Closer: Leo Nunez
Next in line: Dan Meyer
Other possibilities: Brian Sanches
Well, it was Meyer who entered the ninth in a save situation, but two outs and two hits later, Nunez (ankle) surfaced to retire the right-handed Josh Willingham and earn a one-out save. They probably didn't plan on using him, but they have to be encouraged that he did the job under duress.
Reports say Nunez's right ankle was still a bit tender when he was on the mound. Now that Nunez has proven himself in a pressure spot, manager Fredi Gonzalez may give him the majority of chances, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Meyer in there if the matchup dictates it.
Meyer has been the more helpful ratio reliever this year, and although Nunez will probably regain his interim role, it wouldn't hurt to own either arm right now, depending on which stat you need more.
Job security score: 2
Health score: 4
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