Craig Kimbrel Rumors: Red Sox Out On Keeping 7-Time All Star Closer, Atlanta Braves ‘Lying In The Weeds’

Craig Kimbrel looks in for the sign.

Based on statements made to the Boston media on Wednesday morning by president of baseball operations for the Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski, the defending World Series champions appear to be moving on from free agent — and seven-time All Star — Craig Kimbrel, who compiled 42 saves for the club in 2018, per Baseball Reference. This figure does not include another six saves in their postseason romp through the New York Yankees, Houston Astros, and Los Angeles Dodgers on their way to Boston’s fourth title since 2004.

Throughout the postseason, Dombrowski has frequently repeated his position that the Red Sox are not looking to make a “large expenditure” to fill the closer role in the bullpen, according to USA Today.

But in December, MLB Network correspondent Jayson Stark reported via Twitter that Kimbrel was looking not just for a team to make a “large expenditure” on him, but that he would demand a record-setting deal for a closer — “north of $100 million for six years.”

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by – inquisitr.com

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