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Red Sox | Craig Kimbrel rebounds nicely

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 21:14:32 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Craig Kimbrel worked a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts Monday, April 25, against the Atlanta Braves for his sixth save of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Kimbrel bounced back rather nicely after blowing the save Sunday in Houston. He remains a must-start fantasy option in all formats despite his 4.50 ERA.

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Astros | Colby Rasmus belts seventh homer

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 22:52:35 -0700

Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus belted a game-tying two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday, April 24, against the Boston Red Sox and CL Craig Kimbrel. It was his only hit in five at-bats.

Fantasy Tip: Rasmus is up to seven home runs and he has amassed 18 RBIs with a week to play in the month of April. After bouncing around a little early in his career and failing to live up to expectations, he has finally found a home in Houston and he might just be scratching the surface.

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Red Sox | Craig Kimbrel gets blasted, takes loss

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:29:33 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Craig Kimbrel took his first loss with his new team Monday, April 11, against the Baltimore Orioles. He came into the ninth inning in a tie game, but ended up allowing three runs on two hits and a walk in his lone inning of work. He also added two strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: It should be emphasized that Kimbrel was not in a save situation here, so owners might want to give him the benefit of the doubt, considering many closers aren't as effective when they're not trying to finish off a ballgame. This rough outing will have absolutely zero effect on Kimbrel's status as closer, and he should be fine moving forward.

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Red Sox | Craig Kimbrel having nice spring

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:58:27 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Craig Kimbrel has nine strikeouts in five scoreless innings this spring.

Fantasy Tip: Kimbrel is a top-tier fantasy closer with excellent strikeout stuff, and he should rebound on what was a disappointing season with the San Diego Padres last year by his standards.

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Padres | Friars use Kimbrel to acquire prospects

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 16:54:34 -0800

The San Diego Padres traded RP Craig Kimbrel to the Boston Red Sox Friday, Nov. 13, in exchange for OF Manuel Margot, SS Javier Guerra, INF Carlos Asuaje and P Logan Allen, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: The Padres are looking for more pieces for the future, and Margot and Guerra headline this deal for San Diego as their potential starting center field and shortstop in a year or two. Keep those names tucked away in dynasty leagues. With Kimbrel and Joaquin Benoit dealt in recent days, who closes for San Diego now? They could add outside bodies, but as it stands right now, Kevin Quackenbush would be the favorite, with Brandon Maurer another possibility if he doesn't move to the starting rotation.

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Red Sox | Boston lands Craig Kimbrel

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 16:52:38 -0800

The Boston Red Sox traded for San Diego Padres RP Craig Kimbrel Friday, Nov. 13, in exchange for OF Manuel Margot, SS Javier Guerra, INF Carlos Asuaje and P Logan Allen, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Kimbrel was already an elite fantasy closer, and this trade won't change that at all. Koji Uehara is the big loser here, as he'll move to a setup role in the back end of the bullpen and will be largely useless in fantasy circles now, aside from the deeper AL-only formats and as a handcuff to Kimbrel.

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Tigers | Detroit discussing Craig Kimbrel

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:54:18 -0800

The Detroit Tigers are one of about six teams apparently discussing a deal for San Diego Padres RP Craig Kimbrel. Free-agent RP Joakim Soria (Pirates) is a name the Tigers are discussing, too. The Tigers could also look at trading for Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon.

Fantasy Tip: Kimbrel had a down year in his first season in San Diego, but he remains an elite fantasy baseball closing option wherever he's pitching.

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Padres | Craig Kimbrel up for trade

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 09:42:26 -0800

San Diego Padres RP Craig Kimbrel is available via trade this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Kimbrel had his worst season as a pro with San Diego in 2015, sporting a 2.58 ERA and recording a career-low 39 saves in 59 1/3 innings. His cost might come down a smidge in fantasy drafts next season, but he should still be regarded as an elite closing option, even if he stays with the Friars.

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Padres | Craig Kimbrel won't be dealt

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:47:53 -0700

San Diego Padres RP Craig Kimbrel was claimed on revocable waivers by an unknown team, but the Padres have no intentions of trading him.

Fantasy Tip: Kimbrel is one of the best relievers in the game, but his 12.24 K/9 is the lowest of his career. He'll be 28 next season, so it's something to consider when drafting next season.

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Padres | Craig Kimbrel gets save No. 33

Sun, 16 Aug 2015 05:32:55 -0700

San Diego Padres RP Craig Kimbrel picked up his 33rd save of the season Saturday, Aug. 15, against the Colorado Rockies.

Fantasy Tip: Kimbrel is on pace for the fewest saves and the lowest strikeout rate of his career, while also having a career high ERA. While Kimbrel is still a top-tier closer, it goes to show the volatility of the position to see one of the best struggle, and he should be dropped a few rounds next season.

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