Closer Report: Kenley Jansen, Paul Sewald, Brett Martin (2022 Fantasy Baseball)
Welcome to this week’s edition of the closer report. We saw some relievers return from the injured list recently, while other relievers were placed on the injured list. Here is a look at the chart for this week.
|Rank||Team||Closer||Change from last week||Notes|
|3||Braves||Kenley Jansen||15||Returned from IL|
|5||Blue Jays||Jordan Romano||-2|
|6||Yankees||Clay Holmes||0||Blown save Tuesday|
|9||White Sox||Liam Hendriks||2|
|14||Mariners||Paul Sewald||3||Saves in last three appearances|
|16||Angels||Raisel Iglesias||-4||Last save on June 29|
|18||Rangers||Brett Martin||-4||Takes over Rangers’ closer role|
|19||Red Sox||Tanner Houck||0|
|29||Nationals||Committee||Tanner Rainey placed on 60-day IL|
News and Notes:
- Ever since the Rangers removed Joe Barlow (RP – TEX) from the close role, Martin took over and picked up three save opportunities in a row. He appears to be set into the closer role for Texas as of now and is worth an add if he is still available in your league.
- Corey Knebel (RP – PHI) has logged nine straight scoreless appearances out of the Phillies bullpen. It remains a committee situation for now but remains a situation to monitor as Knebel could find himself back in the closer role if his success continues.
- Holmes posted one of his worst performances of the season on Tuesday, blowing a 3-0 lead against the Reds. Aroldis Chapman (RP – NYY) has posted a scoreless outing in three of his last four appearances. Holmes remains the closer for now, but it is a situation to monitor.
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