Chris Kimbrough notched his 100th save on Monday night, and is now in the top 20 on the career saves list.
The 29-year-old Ohio Oxen closer is in his 7th year playing at the major-level, and was signed by the Oxen during the off-season to a three year deal for $2.98 million a year.
So far, the signing is looking like a wise investment. Kimbrough has been a clutch closer for the Oxen. Now at 13 saves on the season, he is also 2-0 with a 1.23 ERA.
He is resilient enough that he has often gone back-to-back closing games, a total of six times this year he has performed in back-to-back appearances. His presence is felt off the mound as well. Sources say that in the clubhouse, he is one of the “go to” guys for solving clubhouse issues, and is generally seen as the glue that keeps the team running effectively.