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Pushing for closer role?
Garcia recorded his first save of the season in Monday's win over the Brewers and could be an option for the closer role if Giovanny Gallegos trips up down the stretch.
Getting comfortable again?
Chapman may be settling into a groove, as he registered his fifth straight scoreless outing and recorded the save Monday against the Rangers.
Settling in as closer?
Wells recorded his third save in six chances Monday and could be settling in as the team's closer the rest of the way despite some recent hiccups.
To stick in setup role?
Tyler Wells recorded the save for the Orioles on Monday and seems to be sticking in the closer role, which would leave Sulser to work in a setup capacity.
Done in Kansas City?
Holland might not be back with the Royals next season as his contract will be up and Scott Barlow has seemingly emerged as the team's closer.
Earning 2022 closer role?
Barlow has pitched well lately and could be securing his role as the Royals' closer heading into next season.
Inching toward closer role?
Lange picked up his first career MLB save in Monday's win over the White Sox and could stick in the closer role with Gregory Soto (finger) done for the season and Jose Cisnero (elbow) on the injured list.
Hyun Jin Ryu
Ryu was placed on the injured list Sunday with a neck strain and could be at risk of not pitching again this season if he's out longer than the minimum 10 days.
Rotation spot in jeopardy?
Wacha is potentially at risk of losing his rotation spot with the team promoting top pitching prospect Shane Baz for his MLB debut Monday.
To stick in rotation?
Baz, who had his contract selected Monday ahead of his MLB debut, could stick in the Rays' rotation with the team dealing with a few injuries.
Club option unlikely?
Kikuchi's second-half struggles continued Saturday and with only a few starts remaining this season, the Mariners seem unlikely to exercise his four-year, $66 million extension this offseason.
Joining bullpen within days
Uncontested as closer?
Fulmer may have sole possession of the closer role now that Gregory Soto is out for the season with a fractured finger.
Done for season
Season possibly over
Winker went back on the injured list Saturday after aggravating his intercostal strain and appears unlikely to play again in 2021.
Expected to retire
Dominant in relief
Houck earned the win in 2.2 innings of scoreless relief Saturday against Baltimore and should be an oft-used weapon out of Boston's bullpen going forward.
Working toward return
Cueto (elbow) has been throwing from 90 feet and could throw live batting practice within the next week, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports. This suggests he could return from his elbow injury to pitch at the end of the regular season.
Season likely over
Bassitt (face) threw a simulated game Saturday and appears close to rejoining Oakland's starting rotation.
Established as second starter
Montgomery had a dominant, 12-strikeout performance Thursday and figures to be the Yankees' number two starter for the remainder of the regular season and a potential postseason run.
Likely done for season
Role upon return unclear
It's unclear whether Duran will have a spot on Boston's active roster once activated from the COVID-19 injured list.
Likely losing roster spot
With Christian Arroyo and Jarren Duran returning from COVID-19 shortly, Iglesias could lose his spot on Boston's active roster despite his recent success.
Offseason trade candidate?