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The Delivery Man of the Month Award is given to the most outstanding relief pitcher in Major League Baseball for each month of the regular season. It was first awarded in 2005. It is presented by DHL International GmbH, a shipping company. There is also a Delivery Man of the Year Award.

The award is selected by a "Yellow Ribbon" panel of experts which originally included Hall of Fame pitcher Bruce Sutter; Lou Piniella, former manager and player; Mike Bauman, a columnist for MLB.com; Jerome Holtzman, the official MLB Historian; and Bob Watson, Vice President of On-Field Operations for Major League Baseball. Members of the panel have changed over the years.

The award is equivalent to the Player of the Month, Pitcher of the Month and Rookie of the Month awards, also given out by MLB, although in this case there is only one award for both leagues, while the other three are given out in each league.

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[edit] Award Winners

[edit] 2005

Month Player Team (League) Saves (Opportunities)
April Jose Mesa Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) 8 (8)
May Trevor Hoffman San Diego Padres (NL) 12 (12)
June Chad Cordero Washington Nationals (NL) 15 (15)
July Brad Lidge Houston Astros (NL) 8 (8)
August Todd Jones Florida Marlins (NL) 12 (12)
September Ryan Dempster Chicago Cubs (NL) 13 (13)

[edit] 2006

Month Player Team (League) Saves (Opportunities)
April Jonathan Papelbon Boston Red Sox (AL) 10 (10)
May Jason Isringhausen St. Louis Cardinals (NL) 10 (10)
June Bobby Jenks Chicago White Sox (AL) 10 (10)
July Joe Nathan Minnesota Twins (AL) 9 (9)
August Francisco Rodriguez Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (AL) 12 (12)
September Trevor Hoffman San Diego Padres (NL) 11 (12)

[edit] 2007

Month Player Team (League) Saves (Opportunities)
April Francisco Cordero Milwaukee Brewers (NL) 10 (10)
May Trevor Hoffman San Diego Padres (NL) 11 (11)
June J.J. Putz Seattle Mariners (AL) 11 (11)
July Billy Wagner New York Mets (NL) 8 (8)
August Takashi Saito Los Angeles Dodgers (NL) 10 (10)
September Manuel Corpas Colorado Rockies (NL) 8 (9)

[edit] 2008

Month Player Team (League) Saves (Opportunities)
April Mariano Rivera New York Yankees (AL) 8 (8)
May B.J. Ryan Toronto Blue Jays (AL) 10 (10)
June Francisco Rodriguez Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (AL) 11 (12)
July Joe Nathan Minnesota Twins (AL) 7 (7)
August Jose Valverde Houston Astros (NL) 10 (10)
September Joakim Soria Kansas City Royals (AL) 9 (9)

[edit] 2009

Month Player Team (League) Saves (Opportunities)
April Heath Bell San Diego Padres (NL) 8 (8)
May Trevor Hoffman Milwaukee Brewers (NL) 11 (11)
June Joe Nathan Minnesota Twins (AL) 11 (11)
July Mariano Rivera New York Yankees (AL) 10 (10)
August Ryan Franklin St. Louis Cardinals (NL) 11 (11)
September Joakim Soria Kansas City Royals (AL) 10 (10)

[edit] 2010

Month Player Team (League) Saves (Opportunities)
April Matt Capps Washington Nationals (NL) 10 (10)
May Rafael Soriano Tampa Bay Rays (AL) 9 (9)
June Bobby Jenks Chicago White Sox (AL) 10 (10)
July Rafael Soriano Tampa Bay Rays (AL) 11 (14)
August Rafael Soriano Tampa Bay Rays (AL) 10 (10)
September Carlos Marmol Chicago Cubs (NL 13 (13)

[edit] 2011

Month Player Team (League) Saves (Opportunities)
April Huston Street Colorado Rockies (NL) 10 (10)
May J.J. Putz Arizona Diamondbacks (NL) 11 (11)
June Joel Hanrahan Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) 9 (9)
July John Axford Milwaukee Brewers (NL) 11 (11)
August Craig Kimbrel Atlanta Braves (NL) 10 (10)
September J.J. Putz Arizona Diamondbacks (NL) 10 (10)

[edit] 2012

Month Player Team (League) Saves (Opportunities)
April Jonathan Papelbon Philadelphia Phillies NL) 8 (8)
May Jim Johnson Baltimore Orioles (AL) 9 (9)
June Tyler Clippard Washington Nationals (NL) 10 (10)
July Aroldis Chapman Cincinnati Reds (NL) 13 (13)
August Aroldis Chapman Cincinnati Reds (NL) 11 (11)
September Craig Kimbrel Atlanta Braves (NL) 10 (10)

[edit] 2013

Month Player Team (League) Saves (Opportunities)
April Jason Grilli Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) 10 (10)
May Jason Grilli Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) 12 (12)
June Joe Nathan Texas Rangers (AL) 11 (11)
July Greg Holland Kansas City Royals (AL) 11 (11)
August Craig Kimbrel Atlanta Braves (NL) 12 (12)
September Greg Holland Kansas City Royals (AL) 11 (12)

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