Report: Braves, Brewers final suitors for Craig Kimbrel
It appears that closer Craig Kimbrel may be inching closer to finding a home for the 2019 season.
According to David O’Brien of The Athletic, the Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves are the main suitors for Kimbrel barring an unexpected late contender.
#Braves are still in on Kimbrel. From what I hear, it's between Milwaukee and Atlanta barring a late entry. If Braves could get him, their bullpen would from major question mark to solid in a hurry.
— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) March 22, 2019
The Brewers had been thought to be the frontrunner, and may have a glaring need due to a potential health issue in the back of their bullpen. Kimbrel knows the Braves well, having been drafted and developed by the organization while playing five seasons there.
There’s no indication of how close any deal is, but with Opening Day less than a week away, any team would probably like to get him signed as quickly as possible so he can be put on a program to get fast-tracked onto the MLB roster.