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Monday, March 21, 2016

FANTASY BASEBALL CLOSING TIME: SEAN DOOLITTLE COMES BACK FROM INJURY EDGE

The closer battles are coming down the stretch and those already in the role are trying to fine-tune things prior to the beginning of the 2016 season.  Let's check in on the latest from the world of the ninth inning.

-After yet another injury scare this past week, it appears as though Oakland A's closer Sean Doolittle at least for now is in the clear.  Doolittle admitted that he came down with soreness in his triceps that brought back some bad memories from his lost 2016 when he missed virtually the entire year with shoulder trouble but he was in fact able to throw 25 pitches Monday in a pen session.  That likely means Doolittle is no longer being held back by the triceps and instead will be ready to go for Opening Day.  Ryan Madson is the must own handcuff for anyone who is invested in Doolittle as it seems like only a matter of time before the latter goes down again.

-While Craig Kimbrel is the clear closer for the Boston Red Sox, a potential handcuff in Carson Smith could be falling by the wayside as he heads for testing on his forearm.  Smith complained of tightness in the forearm during his outing on Monday and we don't need to remind anyone that issues there often lead to Tommy John surgery.  Ancient Koji Uehara got more leash as the main backup to Kimbrel. 

 

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