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Red Sox | Craig Kimbrel activated Monday

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 14:45:15 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Craig Kimbrel (knee) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Monday, Aug. 1.

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Red Sox | Craig Kimbrel sent on rehab stint

Sun, 31 Jul 2016 23:53:34 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Craig Kimbrel (knee) went to Class AAA Pawtucket Sunday, July 31, for a rehab stint.

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Red Sox | Craig Kimbrel spins productive bullpen

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:35:17 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Craig Kimbrel (knee) threw a bullpen session Wednesday, July 27, and is expected to make a rehab appearance with Class AAA Pawtucket Saturday, July 30. Manager John Farrell said Kimbrel may only require the one appearance before being activated from the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners could have Kimbrel back as soon as next week, and his return would end the save opportunities Brad Ziegler receives. Kimbrel is a must-stash arm, and Ziegler owners should already to be planning for other avenues to saves.

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Red Sox | Craig Kimbrel closing in on return

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:42:11 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Craig Kimbrel (knee) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday, July 27, and is lined up to make a rehab appearance Saturday, July 30. He could be activated from the disabled list after the rehab outing.

Fantasy Tip: Kimbrel hasn't been quite as dominant as in past seasons (3.55 ERA and just 17 saves), but he's still a must-own reliever with the upside to provide a top-tier return down the stretch. Continue to stash him in all fantasy settings and be ready to plug him back into your starting lineups once activated.

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Red Sox | Craig Kimbrel progressing well

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:23:10 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Craig Kimbrel (knee) stretched with the pitchers to prepare to play catch Thursday, July 21.

Fantasy Tip: Kimbrel also played catch Wednesday, July 20, so he's clearly progressing well and could return at the short end of his three- to six-week timeline. For now, Brad Ziegler will handle the ninth inning for Boston, and he should be owned in all fantasy formats. Similarly, Kimbrel should be stashed everywhere.

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Red Sox | Craig Kimbrel plays catch

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:37:26 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Craig Kimbrel (knee) played catch on flat ground Wednesday, July 20, after he had a positive checkup during a doctors appointment Tuesday, July 19.

Fantasy Tip: Kimbrel's initial return timeline was three to six weeks, so he should return someone in mid-August. He should be stashed in all seasonal leagues. Koji Uehara (pectoral) was placed on the disabled list Wednesday, too, so Brad Ziegler should take care of the ninth inning for Boston and should be owned in started in all fantasy formats.

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Red Sox | Craig Kimbrel undergoes surgery

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 16:18:01 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Craig Kimbrel (knee) underwent knee surgery Monday, July 11, and will miss three to six weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Koji Uehara is expected to receive most of the save opportunities while Kimbrel is out, but Brad Ziegler will be used when Uehara is not available. Owners should consider adding either pitcher if they are available because they will have value even when Kimbrel returns to the bullpen.

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Blue Jays | Aaron Sanchez gets ASG nod

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 12:47:39 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez was named as an All-Star Game injury replacement for Boston Red Sox SP Craig Kimbrel (knee) on Sunday, July 10.

Fantasy Tip: Most fantasy owners already know Kimbrel is expected to miss three to six weeks. Sanchez's inclusion in the Midsummer Classic is a well-deserved one, as he has posted a 3.04 ERA, 1.20 WHIP to go along with 103 strikeouts across 118 1/3 innings.

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Red Sox | Koji Uehara the primary closer

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 19:02:52 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Koji Uehara will be the closer while RP Craig Kimbrel (knee) is sidelined, and RP Brad Ziegler will close on days when Uehara is not available, manager John Farrell said Saturday, July 9.

Fantasy Tip: Both Uehara and Ziegler are still worth adding if you need saves, but Uehara is obviously the preferred option.

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Red Sox | Brad Ziegler, Koji Uehara to close

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 11:04:38 -0700

Boston Red Sox RPs Brad Ziegler and Koji Uehara will both receive opportunities to close games while RP Craig Kimbrel (knee) is on the disabled list, according to manager John Farrell. However, Ziegler is not expected to join the club in time for the game against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, July 9.

Fantasy Tip: Ziegler went 2-3 with a 2.82 ERA and 18 saves in 36 appearances for Arizona, with 15 walks and 27 strikeouts over 38 1/3 innings, while Uehara is 2-3 with a 4.96 ERA and three saves through 35 games, with nine walks and 46 strikeouts over 32 2/3 innings. Although Ziegler's strikeout totals are low for a closer and Uehara has posted a 7.00 ERA in 10 games over the past four weeks, both relievers should be rostered in AL-only fantasy leagues and by owners in mixed formats who are desperate for saves.

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