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Craig Kimbrel
Locks down save
PBoston Red Sox
October 19, 2018
Kimbrel picked up a save as the Red Sox clinched the American League pennant with a scoreless inning in Game 5 on Thursday against the Astros, permitting just one walk and no hits and striking out two.
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Kenley Jansen
Nails down save in Game 5
PLos Angeles Dodgers
October 17, 2018
Jansen struck out the only batter he faced to get the save in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series.
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Seung Hwan Oh
Could return to South Korea in 2019
PColorado Rockies
October 17, 2018
Oh is considering a return to South Korea to play in the Korea Baseball Organization in 2019. "I feel like I want to return to the KBO while I still have the energy to help the team and pitch in front of home fans," the 36-year-old Oh said. "I can't make this decision alone. I'll have to speak with my agency about the next season." Oh cited fatigue from living in a foreign country as the main reason for this potential transition, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
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Josh Hader
Won't pitch in Game 2
PMilwaukee Brewers
October 12, 2018
Hader has been ruled out for Game 2 against the Dodgers after pitching three innings in Game 1 on Friday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
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Craig Kimbrel
Survives homer to earn save
PBoston Red Sox
October 5, 2018
Kimbrel gave up one run on one hit and no walks through 1.1 innings to pick up a save against the Yankees in Game 1 of the American League Division Series. He struck out three.
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Jeremy Jeffress
Available vs. Rockies
PMilwaukee Brewers
October 4, 2018
Jeffress will be ready to go out of the bullpen for Game 1 of the NLDS against Colorado after being unavailable for Monday's game for undisclosed health reasons, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.
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Aroldis Chapman
In line for closing role
PNew York Yankees
October 3, 2018
Manager Aaron Boone said Chapman will serve as the Yankees' closer during Wednesday's AL Wild Card Game against Oakland if the club has a lead to protect heading into the ninth inning, Marc Carig of The Athletic reports.
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Carl Edwards Jr.
Expects to return for potential NLDS
PChicago Cubs
Forearm
October 2, 2018
Edwards (forearm) said he'll be ready to go for Game 1 of the NLDS on Thursday if the Cubs advance, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
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Pedro Strop
Available for NL Wild Card Game
PChicago Cubs
October 2, 2018
Strop (hamstring) is available out of the bullpen for Tuesday's NL Wild Card Game against the Rockies, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
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Pedro Strop
Makes wild-card roster
PChicago Cubs
Hamstring
October 2, 2018
Strop (hamstring) is on the 25-man roster for Tuesday's wild-card game against the Rockies.
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Carl Edwards Jr.
Misses wild-card roster with forearm issue
PChicago Cubs
Forearm
October 2, 2018
Edwards is not on the Cubs' roster for the NL Wild Card Game while dealing with forearm discomfort, Bruce Miles of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.
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Josh Hader
Records 12th save
PMilwaukee Brewers
October 1, 2018
Hader got the save in Monday's division tiebreaking win over the Cubs by going two innings and giving up only one hit while striking out three.
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Jeremy Jeffress
Wasn't available Monday
PMilwaukee Brewers
October 1, 2018
Jeffress wasn't available to pitch in Monday's game against the Cubs due to undisclosed reasons, but he'll be ready to go for divisional series starting Thursday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
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Pedro Strop
Expected to be available Tuesday
PChicago Cubs
Hamstring
October 1, 2018
Strop (hamstring) said he'll be ready to go for Tuesday's wild-card game against the Dodgers or Rockies, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
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Archie Bradley
Blows save chance in finale
PArizona Diamondbacks
October 1, 2018
Bradley blew his eighth save of the season in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Padres in 10 innings after yielding the game-tying run in the bottom of the ninth. He retired three of the six batters he faced and allowed three base hits.
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Felipe Vazquez
Records 37th save in season finale
PPittsburgh Pirates
October 1, 2018
Vazquez recorded a pair of strikeouts in a 1-2-3 inning to earn his 37th save of the season Sunday against the Reds.
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Seranthony Dominguez
Tallies 16th save
PPhiladelphia Phillies
September 30, 2018
Dominguez fired a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts to record the save in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Braves.
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Lance McCullers
Makes second relief appearance
PHouston Astros
September 30, 2018
McCullers struck out one over two-thirds of an inning in a 5-2 win over Baltimore in the nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader.
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Jeremy Jeffress
Nails down 15th save
PMilwaukee Brewers
September 30, 2018
Jeffress struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning Saturday to record his 15th save of the season in a 6-5 win over the Tigers.
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Blake Treinen
Earns 38th save
POakland Athletics
September 29, 2018
Treinen allowed one hit but struck out two batters to turn in a scoreless ninth inning and earn the save Saturday against the Angels.
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Ryne Stanek
Will work as opener Sunday
PTampa Bay Rays
September 29, 2018
Stanek will serve as the Rays' opener Sunday against the Blue Jays, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.
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Seranthony Dominguez
Registers 15th save
PPhiladelphia Phillies
September 29, 2018
Dominguez walked one and struck out one in a scoreless inning to get his 15th save of the season in a win over the Braves on Saturday.
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Edwin Diaz
Grabs 57th save
PSeattle Mariners
September 29, 2018
Diaz worked out of a bases-loaded jam and struck out three in a scoreless inning to record the save Saturday against the Rangers.
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Sean Doolittle
Removed early but physically OK
PWashington Nationals
September 29, 2018
Doolittle was removed from Saturday's appearance after 27 pitches, failing to finish the ninth inning of the Nationals' 12-2 victory over the Rockies, but there are no physical concerns with him, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. Manager Dave Martinez said he removed Doolittle because he threw too many pitches.
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Yoshihisa Hirano
Records third save
PArizona Diamondbacks
September 29, 2018
Hirano struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to record the save against the Padres on Saturday.
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