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NL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
25-12 6-4 W5
24-14 6-4 W1
22-15 7-3 L1
18-19 2-8 W1
19-21 3-7 W1

2022 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 0 0 3.38 14 4 1.31

Top Craig Kimbrel News

  • Dodgers' Craig Kimbrel: Allows run in seventh save

    Kimbrel recorded the save during Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against Arizona after giving up a run on a hit during the ninth inning. He had three strikeouts and a walk.

    The 33-year-old issued a leadoff walk to Geraldo Perdomo but rebounded to whiff the next two batters, though Perdomo made his way to third base and came around to score on an infield single. Kimbrel has earned saves in each of the past two days but has allowed three runs, which are the first runs he's surrendered since his season debut. The right-hander is 7-for-7 in save chances and has a 3.38 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 14:4 K:BB across 10.2 innings this year, and he could be unavailable Wednesday after throwing 29 pitches.

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  • Dodgers' Craig Kimbrel: Escapes with save Monday

    Kimbrel notched a save against the Diamondbacks on Monday, allowing two runs on two hits while striking out two batters over one inning.

    Kimbrel made things interesting while protecting a three-run lead, serving up a two-run homer to David Peralta that brought Arizona within a run. The veteran nonetheless managed to close the door to notch his sixth save in six chances this season. The homer was the first Kimbrel has given up as a Dodger, and this was the first time he has allowed a run since his first appearance of the campaign.

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  • Dodgers' Craig Kimbrel: Unavailable Wednesday

    Manager Dave Roberts said Kimbrel will be unavailable for Wednesday's game against the Giants, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

    Kimbrel needed 26 pitches to record the save in Tuesday's 3-1 victory, so he won't be available out of the bullpen Wednesday. Daniel Hudson is the likely option to step in for a potential save situation since Blake Treinen (shoulder) is on the injured list.

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  • Dodgers' Craig Kimbrel: Notches fifth save

    Kimbrel saved Tuesday's 3-1 win against the Giants, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out one in the ninth inning.

    Kimbrel's fifth save didn't come easy as he walked Wilmer Flores to lead off the inning and recorded the third out with the go-ahead run at the plate. The 26 pitches required for the three outs are a season high and Kimbrel may not be available for Wednesday's game as a result.

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  • Dodgers' Craig Kimbrel: Secures fourth save

    Kimbrel saved Sunday's 6-3 win over Detroit, walking one while preventing any runs in two-thirds of an inning.

    Kimbrel came into the game with one out and a runner on second to protect a three-run lead and got the final two outs without letting any more runs cross the plate. Though he's made only six appearances, Kimbrel has been clutch with four saves while allowing just one run in 5.2 innings.

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  • Dodgers' Craig Kimbrel: Records third save

    Kimbrel picked up a save against the Braves on Monday, hurling a scoreless inning during which he struck out one.

    Kimbrel struck out Alex Dickerson to start the frame, but a passed ball allowed Dickerson to reach base. That didn't phase Kimbrel much, as he induced a double play before getting Ozzie Albies to ground out to end the game. The right-hander has secured a save in each of his three appearances this season and has allowed only one run over three innings thus far.

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  • Dodgers' Craig Kimbrel: Secures second save

    Kimbrel saved Friday's 3-1 win over the Reds, pitching a perfect ninth inning with no strikeouts.

    Making just his second appearance, Kimbrel made quick work of the bottom of Cincinnati's order in securing his second save. This outing went much smoother than his first last Friday, and he remains the best bet for save opportunities on the Dodgers.

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  • Dodgers' Craig Kimbrel: Earns shaky save

    Kimbrel allowed one run on two hits while striking out two batters Friday. He notched a save in the win over Colorado.

    The newly acquired Kimbrel was immediately handed a save chance and converted it despite coughing up an RBI double to Charlie Blackmon. The Dodgers will use the 33-year-old as a traditional closer barring any extended troubles. Prior to him entering in the ninth, Brusdar Graterol, Daniel Hudson and Blake Treinen each tossed a scoreless frame. Kimbrel posted a 2.26 ERA with 24 saves and 100 strikeouts through 59.2 innings with the White Sox and the Cubs last season.

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  • Dodgers' Craig Kimbrel: Knocked around in Dodgers debut

    Kimbrel allowed four runs on four hits and struck out one over one-third of an inning in a Cactus League contest against San Francisco on Saturday.

    Kimbrel's tenure as a Dodger got off to an inauspicious start, as he allowed a hit to each of the first four batters he faced. Two of those left the yard, and he was ultimately charged with four earned runs. The veteran did end his outing on a positive note with a punchout, but it wasn't the type of performance Los Angeles envisioned when acquiring him via trade Friday. Of course, spring training blowups don't tend to mean much in the big picture, and Kimbrel remains penciled in to begin the campaign as the Dodgers' closer.

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  • Dodgers' Craig Kimbrel: Traded to Dodgers

    Kimbrel was traded from the White Sox to the Dodgers on Friday in exchange for AJ Pollock, Mark Feinsand of reports.

    The presence of Liam Hendriks in Chicago may have made it tough for Kimbrel to add to his 372 career saves, but he should have an easier path to the closer role for his new team. That's not to say it will be completely easy, however, as the Dodgers had talked about using a committee setup and have a strong late-inning option already in Blake Treinen, whose 1.99 ERA last year beat Kimbrel's 2.26 mark. Just how much this deal improves Kimbrel's fantasy value won't become clear until the Dodgers indicate whether he will walk straight into a true closer's role, but almost any situation is better than being stuck behind Hendriks.

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  • Dodgers' Craig Kimbrel: Confirmed as Dodgers' closer

    Kimbrel was confirmed as the Dodgers' closer by general manager Brandon Gomes on Friday, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    The Dodgers intended to go with a committee approach prior to acquiring Kimbrel from the White Sox, and it was at least conceivable that the plan was merely to use Kimbrel as part of that committee. While Kimbrel's 2021 numbers were comparable to those of top incumbent Blake Treinen, he's clearly more comfortable in a traditional closer role. He'll return to that spot after spending the end of last year setting up for Liam Hendriks.

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  • White Sox's Craig Kimbrel: Expected on Opening Day roster

    Manager Tony La Russa said Saturday that he expects Kimbrel to be on the White Sox's Opening Day roster, Scott Merkin of reports.

    Kimbrel's team option for the 2022 season was picked up in early November, but he's still been a popular name in trade rumors during the offseason. After joining the White Sox prior to the trade deadline, the right-hander converted just one of four save opportunities with seven holds while posting a 5.09 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 23 innings across 24 appearances. However, Kimbrel was electric with the Cubs earlier in the year, converting 23 of 25 save chances with a 0.49 ERA and 0.71 WHIP in 36.2 innings. Despite his late-season struggles in 2021, Kimbrel would likely have plenty of job security as another team's closer if the White Sox end up trading him.

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  • White Sox's Craig Kimbrel: Option picked up

    Kimbrel's $16 million team option was picked up Saturday, Jeff Passan of reports.

    Heading into this past season, it would have been something of a surprise to see Kimbrel's option picked up, as he struggled to a 6.00 ERA in 36 innings over the first two years of the deal while walking 14.5 percent of opposing batters. He turned things around dramatically in 2021, however, cutting his walk rate to 9.8 percent en route to a 2.26 ERA. While he's seemingly back in the company of the league's elite relievers, it's worth noting that he posted a 5.09 ERA after a trade to the White Sox compared to an 0.49 ERA before the deal. He also saved just a single game for his new team, with Liam Hendriks still entrenched in the closer role, which puts a significant dent in his fantasy value.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Huntsville, AL
Age: 33
Experience: 10
Bats/Throws: R, R