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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||68.00||3.00||3.00||24.00||2.25||0.96||63.00||14.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kansas City|| 0.2||0||0|| 0.00||0||0||2|
|vs LHB|| 29.2||0||0|| 0.30||0||6||20|
|vs RHB|| 42.2||0||0|| 3.38||0||9||39|
|12/19/2014||Luke Gregerson, RP HOU|
Erick Aybar, SS LAA
|J.D. Martinez, LF DET|
|12/15/2014||Marwin Gonzalez, SS HOU|
Alejandro De Aza, LF BAL
Carlos Correa, SS HOU
Mookie Betts, CF BOS
Prince Fielder, 1B TEX
Chris Parmelee, 1B BAL
Chris Carter, DH HOU
Kurt Suzuki, C MIN
|Luke Gregerson, RP HOU|
James Paxton, SP SEA
Carlos Beltran, DH NYY
Albert Pujols, 1B LAA
Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET
Stefen Romero, RF SEA
Jose Altuve, 2B HOU
Ichiro Suzuki, RF MIA
Craig Gentry, CF OAK
Mitch Moreland, DH TEX
Drew Smyly, SP TB
|12/15/2014||Luke Gregerson, RP HOU|
Anibal Sanchez, SP DET
Cliff Lee, SP PHI
Vance Worley, SP PIT
|Lucas Sims, RP ATL|
Tyler Kolek, SP MIA
Gary Sanchez, C NYY
Rio Ruiz, 3B ATL
Jeff Hoffman, SP TOR
|Last 10 Games|
Astros manager A.J. Hinch on naming a closer: 'It'll take a while'
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/21/15) Astros manager A.J. Hinch told reporters Saturday that he has somewhat of an idea who his closer will be this season, but declined to reveal any names, per the Houston Chronicle. Hinch noted that it "will take a while" before he names his closer.
"I think you got to let it play out," Hinch said. "I don't want to get too far in trying to make that happen in your own mind. But I do have an idea of how I think it's going to play out, but I'm not rushing to judgment, or, I'm not against changing my mind about half a dozen to 10 times between now and April. It's very, very premature.
"There's less need to sort of try out. Competing for it is sort of a hard way to describe it when you've got guys that have some credentials. So I'll stop calling it a competition, but it's more of an alignment of how we're going to use them."
Luke Gregerson signed a three-year, $18.5 million contract with the Astros, and is the highest-paid reliever on the roster. Chad Qualls was the ninth-inning man last season, and Pat Neshek, Tony Sipp and Josh Fields are all viable candidates for the gig.
Luke Gregerson nets three-year, $18.5 million deal from Astros
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(12/10/14) Reliever Luke Gregerson has agreed to a three-year, $18.5 million contract with the Astros, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Gregerson can earn $2.5 million in incentives to bring the contract to $21 million.
The 30-year-old reliever went 5-5 with a 2.12 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and three saves in 72 appearances for Oakland in 2014. He has made at least 70 relief appearances in five of six seasons in the majors. He has had an ERA under 3.00 the last four seasons. He also has 19 career saves.
Luke Gregerson serves up walkoff home run
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9/26/14) Athletics reliever Luke Gregerson (5-5) took the loss, allowing a walkoff home run to Adrian Beltre in the ninth inning Thursday night against the Rangers. Gregerson, who entered the game in the eighth inning and allowed the game-winning hit with one out in the ninth. He was charged with one run on one hit and no walk over 1 1/3 innings of a 2-1 defeat.
Eric O'Flaherty first choice to close for A's
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(8/25/14) With Sean Doolittle set to go on the disabled list, Eric O'Flaherty will be the first choice to close games for the Athletics, according to the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday. The move was made to keep Luke Gregerson and Ryan Cook in their set-up roles, per the paper.|
O'Flaherty owns a 1.35 ERA and a 0.83 WHIP over 13 1/3 innings of relief this season.
Ranking the Athletics relievers
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(5/13/14) Notice who got the save for the Athletics Monday? Nope, it wasn't Jim Johnson. He tried his darndest but couldn't record even an out in his second save opportunity since returning to the closer role. And Luke Gregerson wasn't the one to bail him out even though he hadn't pitched since Saturday.
No, Sean Doolittle got the save for the Athletics Monday, and given how easily he wiggled out of that jam, striking out two in a perfect inning of work, he could soon be in a position to do much for Fantasy owners.
While neither Johnson nor Gregerson are ideally suited for the role as pitch-to-contact types, Doolittle has electric, swing-and-miss stuff, piling up 26 strikeouts in his 20 innings this season. He also has yet to issue a single walk. And because the penny-pinching Athletics already signed him to a five-year deal just a few weeks ago, they won't have to worry about him taking a big saves total to the arbitration table. If he didn't throw left-handed, it would make too much sense.
If I'm ranking the Athletics relievers for the short-term, I go Johnson, Gregerson, Doolittle, but I have a hunch Doolittle comes away with the job eventually.
|2014 summary: Luke Gregerson has been a closer-in-waiting for some time, and in his first season with the Athletics, he had an opportunity to close early on. As part of a committee chosen to replace Jim Johnson in the early weeks of the season, Gregerson received six save opportunities within the A's first 20 games, but he blew three of them. Once Sean Doolittle seized the ninth-inning role, Gregerson settled back into his familiar status as a setup man. He went 5-5 with a 2.12 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 22 holds. At this offseason's Winter Meetings, Gregerson signed a three-year deal with the Astros.|
Playing time status: Gregerson is now part of a mix of potential closers in Houston, along with Pat Neshek and Chad Qualls.
2015 outlook: Perhaps Gregerson will finally get an extended look as a closer, but he's not going unopposed in his quest to fill the role for the Astros. Even if he wins the role, his moderate strikeout rates give him the profile of a No. 2 reliever in standard mixed leagues.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/5/15||PHI||1:05 pm|| |
|3/6/15||@ STL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/7/15||NYY||1:05 pm|| |
|3/8/15||@ DET||1:05 pm|| |
|3/8/15||ATL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/9/15||@ TOR||1:07 pm|| |
|3/10/15||STL||1:05 pm|| |
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