Craig Kimbrel RUMORS & NEWS

  • Farrell: Kimbrel is our closer

    WEEI Boston "Although it’s not a surprise, the Red Sox will go into the postseason with Craig Kimbrel as their closer. Kimbrel was shaky down the stretch as the right-hander allowed six earned runs in his last four appearances, which included six walks over three innings. His biggest meltdown came last..." October 05

  • Kimbrel progressing quickly, could rejoin Red Sox next week

    The Score "The Boston Red Sox expect All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel back much sooner than anticipated. Kimbrel underwent surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in his left knee July 11 and was handed a three-to-six week timeline for recovery, with a mid-August return appearing realistic. " July 25

  • Craig Kimbrel to throw off mound for first time since surgery

    Boston Herald "Maybe the 3-6 week estimate for Craig Kimbrel's absence will prove to be on the shorter side. The rehabbing Red Sox closer on Sunday or Monday is to throw his first bullpen since undergoing surgery on his left knee. A second bullpen would follow and if all goes well, could lead into a rehab..." July 23

  • Kimbrel Has Left Knee Surgery, Likely Back In September

    Fenway Nation "On Monday, Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel had a "left knee arthroscopy and partial medial meniscectomy" at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The Red Sox continue to estimate a 3-6 week recovery—although most neutral observers (not affected by the team's "spin") recognize that Kimbrel will..." July 12

  • Aaron Sanchez Replaces Craig Kimbrel on 2016 AL All-Star Roster

    Bleacher Report "Changes keep coming to the 2016 All-Star Game, with Toronto Blue Jays starter Aaron Sanchez replacing injured Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel on the American League squad. Major League Baseball confirmed Sanchez's addition to the roster on Twitter. Blue Jays radio broadcaster Mike Wilner..." July 10

  • Kimbrel to undergo knee surgery, out 3-6 weeks

    ESPN "Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel will have surgery Monday to repair cartilage in his left knee and will miss 3-6 weeks, the team announced Saturday. Kimbrel was unavailable Friday night for the ninth inning of a 6-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays after tweaking his left knee during pregame..." July 09

  • Boston's Craig Kimbrel has knee injury, likely won't play in All-Star Game

    ESPN "Based on his performance this season, Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel admitted he was "a little surprised" to be selected to pitch in the All-Star Game. Now, it appears he won't be able to. Kimbrel was unavailable Friday night in the ninth inning of a 6-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays..." July 09