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Apr 22, 2024 3 0 0.90 6 8
Apr 20, 2024 3 0 1.00 5 10
Apr 17, 2024 3 0 1.13 4 10.5
Apr 15, 2024 2 0 1.29 4 11
Apr 14, 2024 2 0 1.50 3 9.5

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Player Outlook
Craig Kimbrel signed a 1-year deal with Philadelphia last off-season and maintained his standing among the active saves leaders by converting a team-leading 23 saves. The veteran closer now has 417 saves for his career - 2nd among active pitchers. Kimbrel had trouble adjusting to the pitch clock - his 13 violations were most by a reliever - but he was outstanding in his age-35 season, pitching 69 innings across 71 games with a 3.26 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 94:28 K:BB ratio. He was 7th among qualified relievers in strikeouts and 15th with a 23.7% K-BB percentage despite a 10.1% walk rate. When Kimbrel allowed contact, balls were often hit hard. His 46.7% hard-hit rate (4th percentile) was poor and he gave up a career-worst 10 home runs. However, Kimbrel had dominant stretches last year, including a 13-inning scoreless streak before the All-Star break with a 20:1 K:BB. Kimbrel should have no problem finding work in 2024 given his recent success and experience in high-leverage.

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2024 949.4 10.0 3 6 16 1 0.90 0.50
2023 3404.8 69.0 8 6 23 94 28 3.26 1.04
2022 2684.3 60.0 6 7 22 72 28 3.75 1.32
3y Avg. 312.54.7 63.0 6 6 23 89 26 3.14 1.08
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  • Orioles' Craig Kimbrel: Secures sixth save

    Kimbrel earned a save against the Angels on Monday, allowing a hit and a walk while striking out two batters over one scoreless inning. Kimbrel ran into some trouble in attempting to protect Baltimore's two-run ninth inning lead when he allowed the first two batters he faced to reach base. A one-out walk -- Kimbrel's first free pass of the campaign -- loaded the bases for Los Angeles, but the veteran closer got Nolan Schanuel to pop out before striking out Mike Trout looking to slam the door closed in dramatic fashion. Kimbrel is now 6-for-7 in save opportunities this season, and he's allowed just one earned run over 10 frames while racking up an impressive 16:1 K:BB.
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  • Orioles' Craig Kimbrel: Nabs fifth save

    Kimbrel picked up the save Saturday, pitching a perfect ninth inning in a win over the Royals. Kimbrel entered the game with a two-run lead in the bottom of the ninth and needed just nine pitches to retire the side and secure his fifth save of the season. The veteran right-hander has been phenomenal since blowing his first save attempt back on April 1, allowing only two hits and no walks over his last eight appearances while striking out 12. Saturday's save actually marked his first outing in which he didn't record at least one strikeout.
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  • Orioles' Craig Kimbrel: Earns third win

    Kimbel (3-0) earned the win Wednesday against the Twins after he retired all three batters he faced in the ninth inning. He had one strikeout. The veteran right-hander entered for the top of the ninth in a 2-2 tie and retired the side in order on 12 pitches, and he picked up the win when Cedric Mullins launched a walk-off homer in the bottom of the frame. Kimbrel allowed a run in his season debut but has since delivered seven straight scoreless appearances, and he has a 0.29 WHIP and 12:0 K:BB with four saves and two wins during that stretch.
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  • Orioles' Craig Kimbrel: Earns fourth save

    Kimbrel tossed a perfect ninth to earn the save Monday against Minnesota. He struck out two. Kimbrel earned a save for the second-consecutive day, but after allowing two hits to the Brewers on Sunday rebounded with a perfect inning Monday, needing just 13 pitches to close out the contest. The veteran closer now has four saves to go along with two wins through seven appearances this season.
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  • Orioles' Craig Kimbrel: Picks up second win

    Kimbrel (2-0) struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to earn the win over the Red Sox on Thursday. Kimbrel now has two wins and two saves (in three attempts) through five appearances. He did his job to keep the game tied at 3-3 in the ninth Thursday before the Orioles' offense erupted in the 10th. He's kept runs off the board in four of his outings while posting an 8:0 K:BB over five innings this season. Kimbrel pitched both Wednesday and Thursday, so manager Brandon Hyde may turn to Yennier Cano or Dillon Tate if a save situation arises Friday versus the Brewers.
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  • Orioles' Craig Kimbrel: Clean inning for save No. 2

    Kimbrel struck out two batters over a perfect inning to log the save Wednesday against the Red Sox. After blowing the save in his first appearance of 2024, Kimbrel has logged three straight perfect innings to bring his season ERA down to 2.25. After finishing between 20 and 25 saves the past three seasons, Kimbrel will look to surpass the 30-save mark for the first time since 2018.
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  • Orioles' Craig Kimbrel: Notches first save

    Kimbrel struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his first save of the season in a 5-2 win over the Pirates. The veteran closer blew his first save of the season, but Kimbrel bounced back in his second appearance despite a fastball that topped out at 93.8 mph, although bad weather in Pittsburgh may have contributed to his inability to fully dial it up. Kimbrel is being counted on to handle the ninth inning for the O's this season while Felix Bautista (elbow) recovers from Tommy John surgery, and while the 35-year-old won't be as dominant as the younger reliever he's replacing, he's got more than enough experience -- his 418 career saves is eighth on MLB's all-time list.
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  • Orioles' Craig Kimbrel: Blows save, collects win

    Kimbrel (1-0) blew the save but collected the win Monday against the Royals. He allowed one run on one hit and no walks with two strikeouts over an inning. Kimbrel provided a taste of his typical rollercoaster self in his first Orioles appearance Monday. Even though he blew the save, it was not his standard meltdown. The Royals played small ball to collect the run off Kimbrel as Kyle Isbel knocked a single and was substituted for Dairon Blanco, who proceeded to steal second and third. Maikel Garcia then drove home Blanco with a sacrifice fly. Despite the blown save to start his tenure in Baltimore, Kimbrel should be firmly cemented as the Orioles closer ahead of Yennier Cano.
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  • Orioles' Craig Kimbrel: Ready for spring debut

    Kimbrel (quadriceps) expects to make his Grapefruit League debut Thursday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. The veteran closer had to cut a live batting practice session short over the weekend due to quad soreness, but he faced hitters Monday and reported feeling "great" Tuesday morning. With that, he appears to be in the clear for his debut in an Orioles uniform. Kimbrel signed a one-year, $13 million deal in December to replace the injured Felix Bautista (elbow) in the ninth inning.
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  • Orioles' Craig Kimbrel: Quad soreness crops up

    Kimbrel cut his session of live batting practice short Saturday due to quadriceps soreness, Jake Rill of MLB.com reports. It doesn't appear to be a serious issue, and the veteran closer is penciled in to throw again Monday. Assuming Kimbrel experiences no further issues, it shouldn't be long before he's cleared for game action.
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  • Craig Kimbrel: Nearing deal with Orioles

    Kimbrel is close to an agreement with the Orioles, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Joel Sherman reported Tuesday night that talks between the two sides were picking up steam and it appears they're now nearing the finish line. It's unclear at this point what the details of the contract could look like. Kimbrel would presumably take over as closer for the Orioles with Felix Bautista (elbow) set to miss 2024 while recovering from Tommy John surgery. The 35-year-old Kimbrel posted a 3.26 ERA and 94:28 K:BB over 69 innings for the Phillies in 2023, collecting 23 saves along the way.
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  • Phillies' Craig Kimbrel: Locks down postseason save

    Kimbrel allowed one hit in a scoreless inning to record a save in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Marlins in Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series. Kimbrel gave up a double to Josh Bell to put a run in scoring position, but he managed to close the door on the Marlins' hopes of coming back in Game 1. Kimbrel blew two of four save opportunities in September, despite an impressive 1.50 ERA in that stretch. However, the veteran right-hander is now a perfect 8-for-8 in save chances in the postseason over his career while posting a 3.96 ERA and 1.32 WHIP with 27 strikeouts across 25 innings.
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  • Phillies' Craig Kimbrel: Blows fourth save

    Kimbrel blew the save in Friday's 5-4 extra-inning win over the Mets, allowing one run on one hit and no walks while striking out one over one inning. Entrusted with a one-run lead in the ninth inning, Kimbrel saw Brett Baty crush a 432-foot solo shot with one out to hand the Phillies' reliever his fourth blown save of the season. Seranthony Dominguez wound up getting the win in the 10th. Kimbrel hadn't blown a save since Aug. 30, throwing eight scoreless innings since. He has a 3.27 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 88:28 K:BB and 23 saves over 66 innings this year.
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  • Phillies' Craig Kimbrel: Takes loss in extras

    Kimbrel (7-6) took the loss in Tuesday's contest with Atlanta. He allowed an unearned run on one hit in one inning. Kimbrel took an unfortunate loss in the 10th inning, allowing just one single that got past Philadelphia's drawn-in infield to score the automatic runner. Despite the loss, it marked his fifth straight appearance without allowing an earned run. Kimbrel is 23-for-26 in save opportunities this season with a 3.34 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 11.9 K/9 across 62 innings.
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  • Phillies' Craig Kimbrel: Earns 21st save in short order

    Kimbrel picked up the save in Monday's 6-4 win over the Angels with a perfect ninth inning. Kimbrel made quick work of the Angels on Monday, getting the final three outs on just seven pitches to shut the door on a 6-4 Philadelphia victory. After a few days off following a poor appearance Aug. 23, the veteran closer has converted save opportunities on back-to-back days. Kimbrel is now 7-for-9 in save chances since the All-Star break with a 2.84 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 17:7 K:BB across 19 second-half innings.
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  • Phillies' Craig Kimbrel: Locks down 20th save

    Kimbrel picked up the save Sunday against the Cardinals. He allowed a hit and a walk while striking out one over a scoreless inning. The Cardinals got the tying run to the plate against Kimbrel in the ninth, but he managed to coax a pop out from Nolan Arenado before striking out Willson Contreras to preserve a 3-0 victory. The save was Kimbrel's first since Aug. 5 -- the veteran closer struggled in his prior outing, allowing a pair of earned runs in an extra-innings loss to the Giants. Overall, Kimbrel's now 20-for-22 in save chances with a 3.27 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 74:21 K:BB across 55 innings this season.
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  • Phillies' Craig Kimbrel: Takes loss in extras

    Kimbrel (7-4) took the loss Wednesday against the Giants. He allowed three runs (two earned) on a hit and a walk while striking out one over one inning. After the Phillies scored three runs off Camilo Doval in the ninth inning to tie the game 5-5, Kimbrel surrendered three runs in the 10th in an eventual 8-6 loss. It was a rare hiccup for the veteran closer, who'd allowed just two earned runs in his previous 11 innings. Kimbrel now sports a 3.33 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 73:20 K:BB across 54 innings this season while going 19-for-21 in save chances.
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  • Phillies' Craig Kimbrel: Earns win in relief

    Kimbrel (7-3) earned the win in Tuesday's 4-3 victory over San Francisco. He allowed one hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning. Kimbrel entered in the ninth inning with Philadelphia trailing 3-2 and managed to escape the frame unscathed. Trea Turner then delivered a walk-off, two-run single in the bottom of the inning to earn Kimbrel his seventh win of the campaign. After a rough first month, the long-time closer has been dominant since May 9, successfully converting 16 of his 18 save opportunities with a 1.54 ERA, 0.73 WHIP and a 55:10 K:BB across 41 innings during that stretch.
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  • Phillies' Craig Kimbrel: Blows second save

    Kimbrel blew the save in the 10th inning Wednesday during the Phillies' 9-8 loss to the Marlins, giving up two runs (one earned) on two hits. Kimbrel was far from the only Philadelphia reliever to have trouble putting Miami away after Zack Wheeler exited with a 5-2 lead, as the Phillies' bullpen collectively coughed up seven runs in five-plus innings. Both of Kimbrel's blown saves on the season have come since the All-Star break, and over his last 10 innings he has a tepid 8:4 K:BB despite a superficially strong 2.70 ERA and 1.00 WHIP. Gregory Soto got the nod in the ninth inning Wednesday and was also charged with a blown save, and he could keep working his way into the closer mix as long as Kimbrel continues to show signs of fading.
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  • Phillies' Craig Kimbrel: Grabs 18th save

    Kimbrel worked a clean ninth inning to pick up the save in Monday's 4-2 win over the Marlins. Kimbrel's pitched to a pristine 0.82 ERA over his last 22 innings -- he's allowed just three earned runs since the start of June. Overall, his ERA is down to 3.13 with a 0.96 WHIP and 65:18 K:BB across 46 innings this season while converting 18 of 19 save opportunities.
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