TODAY: Street has been diagnosed with a lat strain after the MRI, as Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times tweets. He won’t be able to throw for three or four weeks, which appears to make it quite unlikely that he’ll be ready for Opening Day.
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YESTERDAY: Angels righty Huston Street left his spring outing today with what the team is calling triceps irritation, per a club announcement. He’s set to undergo an MRI later today to further assess his arm.
Street, 33, enters camp in an unfamiliar situation. After a dozen years as a late-inning fixture in the majors, he’s battling this spring for his spot in the Halos’ bullpen pecking order following an injury-plagued and ineffective 2016 season.
While Street arguably still deserves the benefit of the doubt, given the eleven high-quality campaigns he turned in before last year, he could easily be bypassed as the closer with any stumbles this spring. It’s too soon to know whether this particular injury will represent a major obstacle, but if it does, it could open the door for Cam Bedrosian or Andrew Bailey to step into the 9th-inning job.
Of broader importance to the team is Street’s ability to get back on track and contribute over the course of the coming season. He battled through oblique and knee injuries last year, ultimately contributing only 22 1/3 innings of 6.45 ERA ball. Los Angeles will be looking for more in 2017, as Street is due $9MM before the team decides between a $10MM club option and a $1MM buyout for the following year.
ah crap. this dude can’t catch a break
Hasn’t this happened before?
After just 5 pitches. Yikes.
we should of just got greg holland
I know right? Or at least blanton or casilla. I had a feeling this would happen…
Im sure cam bedrosians happy right now. I’m glad Cam is the closer.
We could just be jumping the gun. I am a fan of Bedrosian but there is also Andrew bailey who he is also battling it out with. The three of them are solid and whoever ends up with the job I am fine with but I don’t think Street is done unless this ends up being serious
Blanton ? Lmao no thanks didn’t you learn your lesson from 2013????
Blantons good now
Until he wears an Angels uniform. He will return to the 6.00 and 2-14 pitcher
no angel fan who remembers blanton wants him back. And there’s no way blanton would even have comsidered going back to the angels
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That was his last leg as a starter. Now he’s an effective reliever, which the Angels probably should’ve done by the All-Star break in 2013.
If Mike Morin could return to his 2014 form then they have a solid 7th 8th and 9th options, Morin , Bailey and Bedrosian
Yeah morin is a solid reliever but if he gets in a jam he only really trusts his change up. He was really good to start the season too
I’d assume they will buy him out unless he’s healthy and has a great year.
Way to go out on a limb there
I’m going to go out on a limb & say $1M buyout.
Or a trade to SD? Would think it’s a lot harder battling injury while fighting for a closer role at the same time. Might be that kind of a season… I feel for the guy.
Major league contracts aren’t bought out. If the Angels don’t want Street they can release him but they owe him his full contract.
They have a club option for next season
The Angels can’t catch a break. Even though I’m a Rangers fan I hate when good players get hurt. It sucks for the sport.
He had a lat sprain with the Padres as well
I can’t imagine there is a worse picture of Huston on the internet.
Morin 7th, Bailey 8th, Bedrosian close