|Closer||1st in line|
|CHC||*Rowan Wick||Codi Heuer|
|R. Wick||C. Heuer||S. Effross T. Nance M. Rucker M. Rodriguez Shoulder: Probable for start of season Manuel Rodriguez Shoulder: Probable for start of season|
Craig Kimbrel is an eight-time All-Star closer, and he might be in the Hall of Fame one day. But through Monday, his only ninth-inning appearance with the White Sox was his first one, in a non-save situation against the Indians a day after he was traded from the Cubs. … It’s what born closers live for.
|SEA||*Drew Steckenrider||Diego Castillo|
closer Ian Kennedy
Texas Rangers closer Ian Kennedy leading league in saves | Fort Worth Star-Telegram.May 7, 2021
closer Richard Rodriguez
This time of year, however, they should get plenty of love around the league as contending clubs look to bolster their relief corps. Enter relatively anonymous Pirates closer Richard Rodriguez, who has solidified himself as one of the most effective relievers in the game over the past few seasons.Jun 18, 2021
|Member of the National|
|Baseball Hall of Fame|
|Vote||100% (first ballot)|
While Hendriks is the White Sox’ go-to closer most days and Kimbrel only assigned ninth-inning work when Hendriks is unavailable, a popular suggestion is that flipping the two would yield better results.
|Nico Hoerner 2 B/T: R/R Ht: 6′ 1″ Wt: 200 DOB: 05/13/1997||R/R||05/13/1997|
|Sergio Alcántara 51 B/T: S/R Ht: 5′ 9″ Wt: 151 DOB: 07/10/1996||S/R||07/10/1996|
The Chicago Cubs have traded left-handed reliever Andrew Chafin to the Oakland Athletics, the Cubs announced after their win over the Reds Monday night. The Cubs are getting two minor leaguers in the deal, corner infielder/outfielder Greg Deichmann and right-handed pitcher Daniel Palencia.
The 34-year-old, who helped the Giants win three World Series titles, is coming off his seventh All-Star season after opting out in 2020 to care for his family.Nov 4, 2021
32 years (August 8, 1989)
|J. Romano||J. Merryweather|
|SD||Mark Melancon||Drew Pomeranz|
|San Francisco Giants – No. 75|
|MLB statistics (through 2021 season)|
|Earned run average||3.00|
11 million USD (2016)
|Earned run average||2.36|
In a home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Reds reliever Mychal Givens became the 10th Reds reliever to pick up a save in 2021. Since that game against the Pirates, Givens has split the closer role with Reds reliever Michael Lorenzen.
Texas Rangers starter Kyle Gibson has never been viewed as a No. 1 pitcher throughout baseball. While he was a reliable arm in the Minnesota Twins’ rotation, logging at least 158 innings in all but one season from 2014-2019, the term “ace” has never really been tied to Gibson.
1. Jake McGee, San Francisco Giants.
Twins’ Alexander Colome recently has been one of baseball’s busiest and best closers. CLEVELAND – And on the fifth day, Twins reliever Alexander Colome finally got some rest.
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