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Astros option White to Triple-A, activate Gregerson

After being named the American League Player of the Week for the first week of the season, Astros first baseman Tyler White has struggled to recapture that form. The Astros optioned White to Triple-A Fresno on Friday to make room for relief pitcher Luke Gregerson, who was activated from the family medical emergency list.
11 days ago

Astros Activate Luke Gregerson and Tyler White Goes to AAA.

The Astros Send Tyler White Down. The Houston Astros made a hard but obvious move before Friday night’s Star Wars night versus the Reds by activating Luke Gregerson from the family medical emergency leave and sent Tyler White down to Triple-A. While Gregerson has had his struggles in the bullpen in 2016, he still is […] Astros Activate Luke Gregerson and Tyler White Goes to AAA...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
11 days ago

Astros call up Worth with Gregerson away

Danny Worth found himself in a Major League lineup on Tuesday for the first time since 2014 after the Astros purchased his contract from Triple-A Fresno. He took the roster spot of relief pitcher Luke Gregerson, who was placed on the family medical emergency list.
14 days ago

Luke Gregerson on His Slider

Luke Gregerson isn’t as slider-heavy as he was once was. The Astros reliever threw his signature pitch 41% of the time last season. Since he broke into the big leagues in 2009, his 54.4% slider rate is the highest among pitchers who’ve recorded at least 350 innings. He’s been effective. Gregerson boasts a 2.79 ERA and 2.97 FIP in 500 career appearances. He notched 31 saves...
Via Fangraphs
April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Astros name Luke Gregerson closer ahead of Ken Giles

In a surprise move, the Houston Astros named Luke Gregerson their closer ahead of newly-acquired Ken Giles. Gregerson will at least begin the season as the team’s “primary closer.” Hinch said he let Gregerson know he's the "primary closer." — Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) April 4, 2016 Giles struggled during spring training, so that may have been a factor in the decision...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Luke Gregerson thinks he should keep closer job ahead of Ken Giles

The Houston Astros brought in established closer Ken Giles this offseason, and conventional wisdom states that he’ll be taking over the role. The team’s closer last year, Luke Gregerson, thinks that it’s his job to lose. “How do you think I did last year?” Gregerson said to reporters on Thursday, via Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle. “I don’t see any reasons...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Astros reportedly ink Luke Gregerson to three-year deal

The Houston Astros wanted a top reliever, a sentiment we questioned yesterday. Today, they got him, inking former Oakland Athletic Luke Gregerson to a three-year, $18.5 million deal. Luke Gregerson reaches 3 year, $18.5 million deal with Houston #Astros; becoming 3rd richest reliever in #MLB this winter. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 10, 2014   The A’s acquired...
Via The Outside Corner
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Add Luke Gregerson, Possible Trade Chip

The Astros have made it clear that they intend to upgrade their bullpen this winter, chasing Andrew Miller and David Robertson with significant four year offers before watching both sign with other teams. So this morning, they turned to Plan C, reportedly signing Luke Gregerson to a three year, $18.5 million contract, according to Bob […]
Via Fangraphs
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Who should be the closer for the Oakland A’s?

Now that Jim Johnson is no longer the closer for the Oakland A’s, manager Bob Melvin is going to use a slew of relievers to close each game depending on the matchup. This will include Dan Otero, Luke Gregerson, Ryan Cook and Sean Doolittle. These relievers are all reliable and consistent – something Johnson was not. But who should be the permanent closer for the Oakland A’s...
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Gregerson glad for opportunity to join winning A's

For each of his first five major league seasons, Luke Gregerson came to spring training smack dab in the middle of suburbia, surrounded by shopping malls and restaurants. With the exception of one season (2010), the results during the regular season were the same every year for the right-handed reliever and the San Diego Padres - well below .500. Then, on Dec. 5, Gregerson faced...
Via Associated Press
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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