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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
93-69 7-3 L1
80-82 5-5 W1
77-85 3-7 W1
74-88 5-5 L2
73-89 6-4 W2

2021 Pitching

STATS W
Wins
L
Losses
ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
Strikeouts
BB
Base on Balls (Walk)
WHIP
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 4 5 2.26 100 23 0.91
Post Season 0 0 9.00 0 1 2.00

Top Craig Kimbrel News

  • White Sox's Craig Kimbrel: Option picked up

    Kimbrel's $16 million team option was picked up Saturday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com 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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  • White Sox's Craig Kimbrel: Blows save, earns win

    Kimbrel (4-4) allowed one run on one hit and two walks while striking out two in the ninth inning to earn the win over the Red Sox on Sunday.

    Kimbrel was called upon to close the game out rather than Liam Hendriks and could not get the job done. He allowed a leadoff double before eventually walking two batters to load the bases. The Red sox would end up tying the game at one apiece on a sacrifice fly by Alex Verdugo before Kimbrel punched out Bobby Dalbec to get out of the inning. Fortunately, the White Sox would end up walking it off in the bottom half of the frame to give Kimbrel the win. The 33-year-old has now blown back-to-back save chances but still owns a solid 2.18 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 91:20 K:BB over 53.2 innings.

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  • White Sox's Craig Kimbrel: Earns win Saturday

    Kimbrel (3-4) worked around one hit and struck out three over a scoreless seventh inning to pick up the win over Kansas City on Saturday.

    Kimbrel came on the seventh inning because that's when a potential threat loomed. Salvador Perez, who had homered twice already, was due up fourth, and manager Tony La Russa wanted Kimbrel to face him if a runner got on. After Kimbrel fanned the first two batters, Nicky Lopez singled to left on a check swing, bringing Perez to the plate. Kimbrel threw one fastball among the five pitches thrown, none in the strike zone, and got Perez to chase three of them. It was just the second time all season that Kimbrel has pitched in the seventh inning.

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  • White Sox's Craig Kimbrel: Likely available Friday

    Kimbrel (undisclosed) will likely be available for Friday's game against the Royals, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Kimbrel wasn't available for Wednesday's win over the Pirates due to an undisclosed physical issue, but manager Tony La Russa said the right-hander would likely receive the save opportunity if necessary Friday. Across his last five appearances, the 33-year-old has allowed five runs in 4.2 innings.

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  • White Sox's Craig Kimbrel: Unavailable Wednesday

    Manager Tony La Russa said Kimbrel was unavailable for Wednesday's win over the Pirates due to an unspecified physical issue, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    La Russa specified that it's not an arm injury, and it appears to be a minor concern since Kimbrel is expected to be available for Friday's series opener in Kansas City. Liam Hendriks was called upon for a five-out save Wednesday with Kimbrel unavailable.

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  • White Sox's Craig Kimbrel: Pitches clean inning

    Kimbrel tossed a clean eighth inning, allowing no baserunners while striking out one in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

    The 33-year-old was able to pick up a hold and avoid giving up any runs in the contest, something he'd only done twice in his previous six outings. He has struggled since joining the White Sox at the trade deadline, surrendering nine earned runs in 11.1 innings pitched after he had only given up a total of two earned runs in 37.2 innings for the Cubs prior to getting dealt. Some of his struggles can likely be attributed to his new role as a setup man, which he is unfamiliar with.

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  • White Sox's Craig Kimbrel: Picks up save

    Kimbrel allowed one hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to earn save Thursday against the Blue Jays.

    Kimbrel returned to the closer role, with Liam Hendriks likely unavailable for the game after throwing 39 pitches Tuesday. Kimbrel took advantage of the opportunity, as the only baserunner he allowed came on a two-out single. He now has 24 saves on the season, though this was his first since joining the White Sox. Kimbrel will likely return to a setup role moving forward, though Hendriks has a 7.00 ERA and 1.33 WHIP -- albeit with a 17:2 K:BB -- across nine innings in August.

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  • White Sox's Craig Kimbrel: Could be closer Thursday

    Kimbrel could operate as the closer Thursday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    White Sox manager Tony La Russa said Liam Hendriks, the team's primary closer, was unavailable Wednesday after throwing 39 pitches to close out the final five outs of Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays. The manager said it was possible Hendriks would be avoided for Thursday afternoon's series finale. Kimbrel was targeted to pitch the ninth Wednesday, but a save situation did not present itself.

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Player Bio

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