18 Facts About Kimbrel

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

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2. On Monday, Craig Kimbrel rejected the qualifying offer for a one-year contract worth $17.9 million to stay with the Sox and will instead test the free agent market.

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

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5. Craig Kimbrel has turned down a chance to make a guaranteed $17.9 million next season.

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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. Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel is entering free agency, and even though he didn't have as dominant a year, he'll garner plenty of attention and get paid handsomely.

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9. Craig Kimbrel could set the record for largest contract by a relief pitcher.

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10. Craig Kimbrel has been one of the game's most dominant relievers for.

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11. Boston Red Sox: Craig Kimbrel simply not worth the money.

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12. Craig Kimbrel is the number one closer on the free agent market this winter.

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13. Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel will have plenty of suitors in free agency, with the latest reports indicating the Philadelphia Phillies are interested.

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14. Craig Kimbrel retired Cody Bellinger to end it, leaving Puig in the on-deck circle.

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15. Craig Kimbrel is coming off winning a World Series with the Red Sox.

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

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

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18. On June 6, 2014, 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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