Addison Reed earned his 29th save of the season after he threw a perfect ninth inning against the Marlins on Friday.
Reed has had his fair share of issues in 2014, including with the long ball (10 HR allowed), but he has managed to hold onto the closing gig in the desert despite blowing five saves along the way. However, he has now converted nine consecutive save opportunities dating back to July 18, while continuing to support an above average strikeout rate (10.58 K/9). Even with a bloated earned-run average (3.79), Reed will continue to be a solid fantasy option down the stretch as long as he can keep his walks to a minimum (12 BB through 49.1 IP).ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Indians optioned P Josh Tomlin to Triple-A Columbus.
Tomlin has some upside if he can repeat his 8.13 K/9 from last season, but home runs will likely always be an issue. Tomlin has allowed 1.41 HR/9 over his big league career, far too high for him to be a consistent fantasy producer. He will almost certainly be in the rotation at some point and could even get the call up before Danny Salazar even though Salazar has far more upside for fantasy. Analysis: Steve Pimental