Craig Kimbrel RUMORS & NEWS

  • Did Red Sox give up too much? Mixed reviews on Kimbrel deal

    CSN New England "Unsurprisingly, there's been a mixed reaction across baseball to the Red Sox' trade for Craig Kimbrel in exchange for minor league prospects. Some evaluators -- ESPN's Keith Law among them -- think the Red Sox surrendered too much in outfielder Manuel Margot and shortstop Javier Guerra,..." November 16

  • Red Sox Acquire Craig Kimbrel From Padres For Multiple Prospects

    NESN "The Boston Red Sox added a key player to their bullpen Friday night. The Red Sox have acquired closer Craig Kimbrel in a trade with the San Diego Padres. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal was the first to report the trade. Boston sent minor leaguers Manuel Margot, Carlos Asuaje, Logan Allen and Javier..." November 14

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Reasonable to assume that #Astros again want Chapman or Kimbrel. SD hard to predict, but likely willing to move Kimbrel for big return.

  • Report: The Padres pulled Craig Kimbrel back off waivers

    Hardball Talk "It was reported Friday that Padres closer Craig Kimbrel was claimed off revocable waivers by an unidentified team. All indications were that the Padres would keep him and it’s now official. Since the Padres pulled him back off waivers, this makes him ineligible to traded for the remainder of..." August 30

  • Unknown Team Claims Kimbrel On Revocable Waivers; Trade Unlikely

    MLB Trade Rumors "Padres closer Craig Kimbrel has been claimed on revocable waivers by an unknown club, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. However, a club official tells Rosenthal that the Padres have no intention of trading Kimbrel. Kimbrel is earning $9MM in 2015 as part of a four-year, $42MM contract..." August 29

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Padres’ Kimbrel claimed on waivers by unknown team. Club official says team has no intention of moving him.

  • Padres talking with Yankees, Astros about trade for closer Craig Kimbrel

    ESPN "The San Diego Padres traded for closer Craig Kimbrel just hours before the season started in April. Now they could be about to move him, hours before the 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. The Padres spoke overnight with both the New York Yankees and Houston Astros about deals involving their all-star..." July 31

  • Nationals, Blue Jays looking at Kimbrel; might Astros join the fray?

    CBS Sports "The Nationals and Blue Jays are among the teams showing some interest in Padres star closer Craig Kimbrel, who along with the rest of the San Diego roster, is available. Washington and Toronto are two teams that have been connected to eminently available Jonathan Papelbon, so their potential..." July 27

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    The #Braves do not have any desire to trade Kimbrel. They remain optimistic about the upcoming season.

  • Craig Kimbrel wins first Trevor Hoffman Award

    CBS Sports "Back in April, Major League Baseball announced that a new award would be handed out on an annual basis to the best relief pitcher in each league. The NL version of the award is now known as the Trevor Hoffman Award, and the first winner of it is Braves closer Craig Kimbrel. The announcement was..." October 22

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Craig Kimbrel's four-year deal includes a 2018 option. With Freeman and Teheran extensions, been a costly -- and excellent -- offseason.

  • Braves heading to arbitration with three of their best players

    CBS Sports "The Atlanta Braves are heading to salary arbitration with their three most high-profile arb-eligible players: All-Stars Craig Kimbrel, Freddie Freeman and Jason Heyward. The deadline to exchange figures for salary arbitration was earlier Friday, and though clubs and their respective..." January 19

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    Craig Kimbrel @kimbrel46


  • McCann homers, Kimbrel gets 100th save in Braves’ 6-3 win at S.F.

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Off the disabled list and back in the middle of the Braves’ lineup, Brian McCann says he’s thinking only about helping the team win now, not looming free agency or his uncertain future in Atlanta beyond 2013. In Thursday’s series opener at San Francisco, he did that. The veteran catcher had a..." May 10

  • Reds stun 5-4 Braves with back-to-back homers in 9th

    Cincinnati Enquirer "With the Reds down to their last strike, Devin Mesoraco and Shin-Soo Choo hit back-to-back home runs off of Braves closer Craig Kimbrel to give the Reds a 5-4 victory over the Braves at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday. Kimbrel had a full count on Mesoraco when the pinch-hitter hit a shot to..." May 08

  • Can Kimbrel meet his own standards?

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The secret to being a good closer lies in the ability to shake off the inevitable ugly outing and move on unbowed to the next challenge. Early in the process of making himself into the Braves most consistent, reliable asset — it was the night of Sept. 9, 2011, to be precise — Craig Kimbrel..." March 30