Craig Kimbrel RP BOS 3 months ago

The Padres have agreed to trade Kimbrel to the Red Sox, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

Craig Kimbrel RP BOS 4 months ago

Kimbrel struck out two batters and allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his 38th save in a 3-0 win over Arizona on Saturday.

Craig Kimbrel RP BOS 5 months ago

Kimbrel (3-2) absorbed a blown save but earned a win Wednesday night, giving up one earned run on a hit while striking out two in a 5-4 win over the Giants.

Craig Kimbrel RP BOS 5 months ago

Kimbrel vultured a win Tuesday to improve to 2-2, as he allowed a run in the ninth and blew his third save of the season against the Rockies.

Craig Kimbrel RP BOS 7 months ago

Kimbrel allowed a run on three hits in 1.1 innings Sunday against the Rangers, but was still able to earn his 23rd save of the season.

The hard-throwing righty could possibly have been experiencing some fatigue as he was tasked with a four-out save less than 24 hours after his previous appearance, but he was able to get the job done. Kimbrel's 3.24 ERA and 1.29 WHIP are higher than we have come to expect, but his 23 saves and his 12.7 K/9 still make him a valuable fantasy reliever.

Craig Kimbrel RP BOS 7 months ago

Kimbrel struck out the side to pick up his 22nd save Saturday in Texas.

Kimbrel demonstrated the importance of a dominant closer, as he completely shut the door on the Rangers offense in the bottom of the ninth after Texas closer Shawn Tolleson blew a save in the top of the inning. The 27-year-old has allowed just one run since May 19.

Craig Kimbrel RP BOS 7 months ago

Kimbrel earned his 20th save of the season, giving up a hit in a scoreless inning against the Cardinals on Thursday.

Kimbrel is now 20-for-21 in save opportunities this season. Though his 3.30 ERA and 1.30 WHIP are not that impressive for a closer, Kimbrel has a 44:14 K:BB ratio in 30 innings and continues to reliably rack up saves when given the chance.

Craig Kimbrel RP BOS 8 months ago

Kimbrel took the loss Tuesday, giving up one run on a hit and two walks after entering a tie game in the ninth inning against the A's.

He issued a two-out walk to Billy Burns, who stole second and scored on a single up the middle by Eric Sogard, so the run was pretty cheap. That said, one would hope Kimbrel would throw strikes to a guy like Burns, who is unlikely to hit one over the fence. Despite his struggles, Kimbrel's job as the Padres' closer should be safe, given his track record and what San Diego gave up to get him.

Craig Kimbrel RP BOS 8 months ago

Kimbrel picked up his 14th save with a clean 11th inning Tuesday against Atlanta.

Kimbrel struck out a batter and didn't allow a baserunner in a vintage Kimbrel performance. He now has seven straight appearances without an earned run and has lowered his ERA to 4.09.

Craig Kimbrel RP BOS 9 months ago

Kimbrel allowed a run but struck out two to pick up his 10th save of the season Wednesday against the Mariners.

Kimbrel bounced back from his last outing, when he had his first blown save of the season. He is now 10-for-11 in save chances despite having a 5.93 ERA. Kimbrel has given up nine runs in 13 innings this season, but as long as he keeps converting saves, he'll continue to serve as the Padres' closer.