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44 Luke Gregerson RP
Height/Weight: 6-3/201 | Birthdate: 5/14/1984 | Birthplace: Park Ridge, IL | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Oakland | College: St. Xavier | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $3,200,000 | Owned/Started%: 11/8 | Average Draft Position: 258.69
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Luke Gregerson serves up walkoff home run


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) 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
(8/25/2014) 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
(5/13/2014) 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.


Both Athletics relievers worth stashing


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/7/2014) With the way the Athletics have used him lately, having him pitch the eighth inning or earlier in each of his last six appearances, you'd think Luke Gregerson's stint as a closer was over and done.

But before Jim Johnson even officially stepped back into the role, he opened the door for Gregerson to reclaim it, allowing four unearned runs on two hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning Tuesday.

Granted, it was a non-save situation -- the Athletics were trailing by one run when Johnson entered -- but it was still the ninth inning of a tight game. Johnson couldn't afford to let anybody score, and unearned or not, he did -- four times over.

Gregerson blew a couple saves in his stint as the closer, but he has been far and away the more effective reliever this season, compiling a 2.55 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in 17 appearances. Better hold on to both him and Johnson while the Athletics continue to sort out the situation.


Luke Gregerson blows save opportunity Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2014) Athletics pitcher Luke Gregerson couldn't protect a 4-3 lead Tuesday, giving up two earned runs on three hits in the ninth inning of his team's 5-4 loss to the Rangers.

Gregerson (0-1) was gifted a second chance when the Rangers couldn't successfully execute a squeeze bunt, resulting in an out at home plate. However, it ended up not making a difference, as the Rangers would go on to plate two runs against Gregerson. He owns a 3.09 ERA and 7:1 K:BB ratio in 11 2/3 innings.


Luke Gregerson collects third save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2014) Athletics pitcher Luke Gregerson entered Sunday's game against the Astros in the ninth inning with a three-run advantage. He struck out one and needed just eight pitches, securing his third save of the season in a 4-1 victory.

Gregerson is 3 for 4 in save chances with a 1.69 ERA, a 0.75 WHIP over 5 2/3 innings pitched since earning a role in Oakland's closer-by-committee approach.

A's maintain status quo with closer situation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2014) Athletics manager Bob Melvin re-iterated that his closer situation remains "status quo," meaning he'll continue his closer-by-committee approach, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reports.

Jim Johnson started the season as the closer, but lost the job on April 10. Since losing his role as the ninth inning man, he has since allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out five over five scoreless frames.

Since Johnson lost his role, Luke Gregerson is 2 for 3 in save chances with a 1.93 ERA over 4 2/3 innings pitched. Sean Doolittle is 1 for 2 in save opportunities, and has allowed two runs over 3 1/3 innings since April 10.

Luke Gregerson blows save vs. Angels Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Athletics pitcher Luke Gregerson couldn't protect a one-run lead in the ninth inning Wednesday, giving up one earned run on three hits in two innings and blowing a save opportunity in his team's extra-innings game against the Angels.

The A's are using a closer-by-committee with Jim Johnson struggling in the first few weeks of the season, and Gregerson was able to record saves in two of his previous three appearances before blowing one Wednesday. He stayed on to work a scoreless 10th inning after surrending the lead. Gregerson owns a 1.86 ERA and 6:1 K:BB ratio in 9 2/3 innings.


Luke Gregerson secures save Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2014) Athletics pitcher Luke Gregerson recorded his second save of the season Monday, pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning in his team's 3-2 win over the Angels.

Gregerson picked up his first save Saturday and pitched the eighth inning Sunday before getting another save opportunity Monday. He owns a 1.17 ERA and 5:1 K:BB ratio in 7 2/3 innings, and he should continue to work in a closing committee for the time being.


A's look to Luke Gregerson, Sean Doolittle to close out games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2014) Athletics manager Bob Melvin told MLB Network Radio Monday relievers Luke Gregerson and Sean Doolittle will be the two options he considers to close out games after Jim Johnson was removed from the closer's role last week.

"Those are the two guys we're relying on the most," Melvin said.


A's go with Luke Gregerson for the save vs. Seattle


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2014) Athletics reliever Luke Gregerson was summoned for the save Saturday night against the Mariners.

Gregerson entered the game for Sean Doolittle with one out in the ninth inning and a three-run advantage. He worked past back-to-back singles to Willie Bloomquist and Dustin Ackley before striking out Michael Saunders and forcing John Buck to ground out for the final out of the game.

Manager Bob Melvin has taken a closer-by-committee approach and it appears as if Gregerson is the early frontrunner to assume Jim Johnson's former role. The right-hander owns a 1.59 ERA in 5 2/3 innings pitched.


Sean Doolittle, Luke Gregerson remain A's first options in the ninth


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) Athletics relievers Sean Doolittle and Luke Gregerson will remain manager Bob Melvin's first options in the ninth inning, depending on the matchup, MLB.com reports. Melvin indicated that he'll likely ease Ryan Cook back into action more before using him in save situations, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reports. 

A's moving to closer-by-committee approach


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2014) Athletics manager Bob Melvin announced Thursday he's removed Jim Johnson from the closer's role and the team will turn to a closer-by-committee approach.

"We’re going to give Jim a break from closing," Melvin told reporters before Thursday's game against the Twins. "There’s no timetable, and I’m not going to say that I’ll be looking to give him a soft landing. We just want to let him get straightened out. And we have plenty of guys to do this."

Potential options to close out games for the A's include Luke Gregerson, Sean Doolittle, Ryan Cook and Dan Otero.


Luke Gregerson avoids arbitration


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2014) Athletics reliever Luke Gregerson has avoided arbitration with the club.

Gregerson is set to make $5.065 million next season. He posted a 2.71 ERA in 66 1/3 innings last year.


Padres and Athletics swap Luke Gregerson for Seth Smith


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2013) The Padres and Athletics have agreed to deal pitcher Luke Gregerson for outfielder Seth Smith, according to Yahoo!

Gregerson is coming off a season in which he posted a 2.71 ERA in 66 1/3 innings in a setup role with the club. Gregerson is the second reliever acquired by the A's in the past two days. They acquired Jim Johnson from the Orioles Monday.

Smith hit .253/.329/.391 in 368 at-bats last season. He's been an effective player against righties over his career, hitting .279/.358/.487 in 1,671 at-bats.


Luke Gregerson converts fourth save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2013) Padres reliever Luke Gregerson converted his fourth save of the season Tuesday night against the Pirates. The right-hander worked his way around a walk as he needed only 19 pitches in a scoreless inning.

Gregerson converted his first save since June 11 against Atlanta. He owns a 2.83 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP in 60 1/3 innings pitched.

Luke Gregerson not being traded


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2013) The Padres are not trading reliever Luke Gregerson, according to MLB Network. The right-handed setup man isn't a free agent until after the 2014 season.

Several Padres drawing interest on trade market


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2013) Padres third baseman Chase Headley, outfielder Carlos Quentin and closer Huston Street are all likely to stay put as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline nears, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. However, there is major interest for Padres setup man Luke Gregerson.

The Tigers are known to have interest in Gregerson, while 2-3 more teams are said to be in heavy pursuit of the right-handed reliever. Gregerson isn't a free agent until after the 2015 season.

Gregerson isn't the only Padres' player being discussed in trade talks. Heyman reports starting pitcher Edinson Volquez, reliever Joe Thatcher, outfielders Chris Denorfia, Will Venable and Kyle Blanks, as well as infielder Logan Forsythe are drawing interest.


Interest growing in Luke Gregerson


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2013) The Padres are receiving trade inquirers regarding reliever Luke Gregerson in advance of Wednesday's trade deadline, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports Friday.

According to the report, the Padres are receiving more calls on Gregerson, the set-up man, than Huston Street, the team's closer. Gregerson has a 2.98 ERA on the season, with 37 strikeouts in 42 1/3 innings. Gregerson is currently making $3.2 million, and will be eligible for arbitration for the final time this offseason. 


Tigers, Braves could pursue Padres' relievers


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2013) The Tigers and the Braves have shown interest in the Padres' relievers, according to FoxSports.com.

The Padres could be willing to dealing multiple relievers, including Luke Gregerson, Huston Street, Joe Thatcher and Dale Thayer. The Tigers have shown interest in Gregerson, while the Braves are looking at Thatcher. 

The Padres are looking to acquire top pitchers.


Tigers interested in trading for Luke Gregerson


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2013) The Tigers have shown "continued interest" in trading for Padres reliever Luke Gregerson, according to FOX Sports. Gregerson owns a 2.79 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP in 45 relief appearances (42 innings).

Luke Gregerson removed from save opportunity


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2013) Padres relief pitcher Luke Gregerson was removed from Wednesday's save opportunity against the Braves after recording two outs and surrendering two hits and a run. Gregerson was given credit for his 11th hold of the year but his ERA rose to 2.01.

Luke Gregerson picks up one-out save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2013) Padres reliever Luke Gregerson entered Tuesday's game against the Braves with two outs in the ninth inning and struck out the only batter he faced to record the save. 

Gregerson fanned Dan Uggla to preserve a 3-2 win and his third save of the season.

Gregerson is the team's interim closer with Huston Street on the disabled list. Street is expected to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Wednesday, so Gregerson could be running out of time as the closer. 


Luke Gregerson falters in the ninth


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2013) Padres interim closer Luke Gregerson suffered his second blown save Sunday afternoon against the Rockies.

Gregerson, who entered in the ninth with a three-run lead, surrendered a run-scoring single to Tyler Colvin and a two-run double to Carlos Gonzalez to tie the game. He gave up three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out one in 2/3 of an inning. His ERA rose from 0.91 to 1.78 in the 8-7 loss in extras. 


Luke Gregerson closes out Rockies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2013) Padres interim closer Luke Gregerson entered Saturday's contest against the Rockies with a two-run lead in the ninth inning.

Gregerson worked his way around a leadoff single and a walk as he made it out of the frame unscathed to secure his second save of the season in a 4-2 win. He has a 0.91 ERA and a 0.71 WHIP in 29 appearances.