16 Facts About Craig Kimbrel

1. Craig Kimbrel is reportedly looking for a contract worth around $80 million, and this move.

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2. Craig Kimbrel returning is seeming more unlikely by the day.

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3. Craig Kimbrel rejected his qualifying offer Monday, making him a free agent.

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4. Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel gave most fans a heart-attack in the games he appeared in during the team's 2018 World Series run.

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5. Craig Kimbrel declined the Red Sox's one-year, $17.9 million qualifying offer and became a free agent Monday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.

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6. Craig Kimbrel could return to the Boston Red Sox, but it will take a little bit more finagling at the negotiation table.

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7. Craig Kimbrel says no thanks to Red Sox' qualifying offer.

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8. On July 8, Craig Kimbrel recorded his 27th save of the season, and was named to the 2018 MLB All-Star Game.

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9. On May 5, 2018, facing the Texas Rangers, Craig Kimbrel recorded his 300th career save.

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10. On July 8, 2016, Craig Kimbrel injured his knee while taking warmups.

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11. On June 6, 2014, Craig Kimbrel recorded his 155th save in a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, surpassing John Smoltz's previous record of 154 saves.

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12. Craig Kimbrel surpassed John Smoltz's Braves record of 27 consecutive saves on August 17, 2013.

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13. Craig Kimbrel finished fifth in the 2012 National League Cy Young Award voting, and eighth in the 2012 National League MVP voting.

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14. Craig Kimbrel was selected to the 2011 All Star Game during his first full season in the majors.

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15. Craig Kimbrel made the roster to start the 2011 season as the team's primary closer.

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16. Craig Kimbrel got his first call-up from the Gwinnett Braves on May 15, 2010, to replace the injured Jair Jurrjens on the roster.

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