Craig Kimbrel 46 | Pitcher

Atlanta Braves

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Wed. Apr 16, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Kimbrel threw a 15-pitch side session Wednesday, and said his shoulder was good and he's ready, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's David O'Brien reports. Impact: Manager Fredi Gonzalez was non-committal about using Kimbrel in Wednesday's game, possibly because of the cold weather. Nonetheless, it's very encouraging that he could potentially see game action Wednesday, and he appears to be almost out of the woods, for now.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 15, 2014
News: Kimbrel (shoulder) was able to play catch Tuesday, but it's unknown if he'll be available for the Braves' subsequent tilt at Philadelphia, Mark Bowman of reports. Impact: After revealing that his shoulder has bothered him at times since spring training commenced, it shouldn't be assumed that Kimbrel will take the mound for the first time since Saturday. Alas, note that his average fastball is in line with that of a season ago -- 97.05 mph in 2013 versus 96.98 this year -- which provides a semblance of confidence in his overall health..(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 15, 2014
News: Kimbrel (shoulder) played light catch Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "Hopefully [Wednesday] he wakes up a little better," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. Impact: Kimbrel will get a day to rest his sore shoulder without actually missing a game, as Tuesday's tilt against Philly has been postponed due to inclement weather. The right-hander last pitched Saturday, and admitted that the shoulder has bothered him at times since the start of spring training, but Kimbrel has been adamant that he should be able to pitch after a few days of rest.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 14, 2014
News: Kimbrel is dealing with a sore shoulder, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. Impact: Kimbrel said that the sore shoulder is no big deal and that he'd be good to go in a few days. However, it's never a good thing to hear about a sore shoulder, nor is it wise to rely on a player's diagnosis.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 12, 2014
News: Kimbrel picked up his league-leading fifth save of the season as the Braves doubled up the Nats, 6-3. Impact: The Braves' fireballer actually allowed a one-out infield single to Danny Espinosa but recovered nicely with a flyout and game-ending strike out, his 12th of the season. Kimbrel is now just 10 saves shy of John Smoltz's franchise record and is one of the few elite closers in baseball.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Kimbrel notched his fourth save of the season Wednesday, allowing two hits, a walk and an earned run with two strikeouts in two-thirds of an inning. Impact: Kimbrel came into the game with runners on first and second base, and after walking a batter and striking out Lucas Duda, allowed both of them to score. The Braves' lead was then cut to 4-3 after a Travis d'Arnaud single, but Kimbrel struck out Rubjen Tejada to finally end the game. This was a little more drama than fantasy owners would like to see, but seeing as the game was 4-0 at the top of the ninth, Kimbrel's services weren't even expected to be needed in the first place. Nonetheless, the Braves' closer is now a perfect 4-for-4 in save opportunities this season.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 4, 2014
News: Kimbrel picked up his third save of the season with a perfect frame against the Nationals on Friday. Impact: Kimbrel struck out Ian Desmond and Jose Lobaton swinging before getting Kevin Frandsen to foul out. The right-hander has yet to allow a baserunner while fanning six in three innings thus far. After three appearances in four days, however, there's at least a chance Kimbrel is unavailable Saturday.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 2, 2014
News: Kimbrel picked up his second save of the young season with a perfect frame against the Brewers on Wednesday. Impact: Kimbrel inherited a one-run lead after a surprise gem from Aaron Harang, and quickly retired the side in order. He got Carlos Gomez to fly out to right, Logan Schafer to strike out swinging, and Ryan Braun to line out to center. The right-hander has seen a heavy workload already in his career (233 appearances), but is off to another great start.(RotoWire, )
Craig Kimbrel
2014 Season
Ht: 5' 11"  Wt: 220  Age: 25
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 5/28/1988, Huntsville, Alabama
College: Wallace State CC
Debut: 2010
Salary: $7,250,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury