Fantasy Feast Closer Report – 5/12/12
. By Brandon Berg . . Hector Santiago is out as the closer for the White Sox. Chris Sale is being moved back to the ‘pen to help keep his elbow healthy. Sale is a moot point fantasy-wise, the only way you could get him is by trading for him, but I don’t advise that. Drop Santiago. . Andrew Cashner gave up three earned in .2 innings last night, but should still be the Padres’ closer while Huston Street is out. I wouldn’t bother with Cashner in standard leagues, given that he plays for the Padres and isn’t a solid option, but in deeper leagues, he’s worth a look for the short term if you’re desperate. . With Kyle Farnsworth moved to the 60 day DL, he won’t be eligible to return until June 5 th. Fernando Rodney is pitching lights out and I’m not sure he’ll have to relinquish his closer role when Farnsworth returns. Obviously hold on to Rodney over the next month and we’ll revisit him when Farnsworth starts throwing again. . David Robertson has pitched exceptionally well over the past couple years and appears to be in line to split save opportunities with Rafael Soriano. Many believe Robertson will run away with the job, which could happen, but I’m having a hard time believing that the Yankees are going to keep Soriano in more of a setup role after they handed him a 3 year, 35 million dollar deal last year. Honestly, take your pick and hope for the best if you’re in a deep league, but neither should really be owned until we figure out who has the upper hand. . Keep Scott Downs on your roster for now, but with LaTroy Hawkins getting placed on the DL and Walden pitching a scoreless eighth inning a couple nights ago, his job is far from secure. If Walden can string together some decent innings, he should regain the closer role before too long. . Grant Balfour is starting to play well again and should stave off Brian Fuentes for the closer duties in Oakland. Hang onto him. . I suppose you could say Rafael Dolis is the closer for the Chicago Cubs, but there really is no sure guy to get the chances on any given night. Don’t bother with Dolis… yet. . With Heath Bell demoted to a non-closer role, Edward Mujica got the save chances for the Marlins the last couple times, but Steve Cishek should see the opportunities from here on out. Go ahead and give him a look. . Check out the Fantasy Feast at 11:30 Eastern .