Craig Kimbrel is not going to pitch in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, per Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald.
After throwing a bullpen session on Wednesday, Craig Kimbrel said that his mechanical issues have been improving.
When asked if he would consider moving Craig Kimbrel out of the closer role, Red Sox manager John Farrell said, "At this moment, no."
Craig Kimbrel wiggled out of a shaky ninth inning Friday against the Blue Jays for his 31st save of the season.
Craig Kimbrel walked three and gave up four runs without retiring a batter Wednesday against the Yankees.
Craig Kimbrel struck out two Orioles in a perfect ninth inning Thursday, earning his 29th save of the year.
Craig Kimbrel pitched around a walk to record his 28th save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.
Craig Kimbrel notched a two-out save Friday against the Yankees.
Craig Kimbrel tallied his 24th save of the season on Wednesday afternoon against the Rays.
Craig Kimbrel threw a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday against the Rays to earn his 23rd save.
Craig Kimbrel struck out two in 1 1/3 scoreless innings to collect his 22nd save of the season on Saturday versus the Tigers.
Craig Kimbrel will not be available for Wednesday's game against the Orioles.
Craig Kimbrel notched his 21st save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth inning in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.
Craig Kimbrel earned his 20th save of the season on Monday afternoon against the Indians.