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44 Luke Gregerson RP
Height/Weight: 6-3/200 | Birthdate: 5/14/1984 | Birthplace: Park Ridge, IL | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Houston | College: St. Xavier | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $3,200,000 | Owned/Started%: 79/68 | Average Draft Position: 229.91
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Astros closer Luke Gregerson earns 18th save


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/28/2015) Astros closer Luke Gregerson made quick work of the Yankees on Sunday, pitching a perfect inning to nab his 18th save of the season. 

Gregerson retired the side in order on three ground-ball outs, requiring just 13 pitches to earn his first save since June 16. 

Gregerson lowered his ERA to 3.56 as he has not allowed a run since June 7, the date of his last blown save. 


Astros closer Luke Gregerson notches 17th save on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/16/2015) Astros closer Luke Gregerson worked a perfect ninth inning on Tuesday to claim his 17th save of the season. Gregerson struck out a batter on his way to preserving the 8-5 victory over the Rockies.

Gregerson is now 15-for-17 in save chances this season and owns an even 4.00 ERA. 


Astros P Luke Gregerson earns save against Rockies


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Astros closer Luke Gregerson picked up his 16th save of the season in Monday night's 6-3 win over the Rockies. 

Gregerson entered the game in the ninth inning and allowed one hit and zero runs. Gregerson now has a 4.15 ERA for the season. 


Astros P Luke Gregerson blows save against Blue Jays


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Astros closer Luke Gregerson blew his first save for a loss this season in Sunday afternoon's 7-6 defeat to the Blue Jays. 

Gregerson entered the ninth inning with a 6-4 lead and got into trouble quick. First, he gave up a double to Munenori Kawasaki. Jose Reyes then singled, driving in Kawasaki. After recording Josh Donaldson out, Gregerson gave up an infield single to Jose Bautista. 

After Reyes stole third and Bautista took second, Chris Colabello notched a single to drive in the game-winning runs. 

Gregerson has previously blown one other save this season though he was able to pick up a win by the game's end. He's now 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA. 


Astros' Luke Gregerson Ks three to register save No. 15


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Astros pitcher Luke Gregerson allowed one hit and struck out three in a scoreless ninth inning to close out a 6-4 victory over the Orioles on Tuesday. Gregerson has converted 15 of 16 save chances, with a 3.42 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP and 27:6 K:BB ratio over 23 2/3 innings of relief this season.

Astros RP Luke Gregerson earns 14th save of season Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Astros pitcher Luke Gregerson pitched a perfect ninth inning to record his 14th save of the season during Monday's 5-2 win over the Orioles.

Gregerson struck out two during the save. He is 14 for 15 in save opportunities this season and has given up one run in his last five appearances.


Luke Gregerson saves 13th for Astros


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Astros closer Luke Gregerson earned his 13th save of the year with a perfect ninth inning on Tuesday. 

Gregerson struck out two Baltimore batters and protected a three-run lead. 

"It's hard to score on us late when we can hand it to the bullpen," Houston manager A.J. Hinch said.

It's the third straight outing with a save and at least two strikeouts for Gregerson. 


Astros' closer Luke Gregerson picks up 12th save


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/24/2015) Astros closer Luke Gregerson got a scare thanks to a ninth-inning homer from the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, but held on to pick up his 12th save of the season Sunday in Houston's 10-8 victory.

Gregerson hasn't been dominant -- he's given up runs in four of his last 10 outings and homers in three of his last 10 -- but he's only blown one save this season for Houston. 


Astros' Luke Gregerson earns eleventh save


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Astros closer Luke Gregerson bounced back from a rocky outing in his last appearance to earn his eleventh save of the season in Saturday's win over Detroit.

Four days earlier, Gregerson gave up two runs in 2/3 of an inning and had to be relieved by Pat Neshek, he closed out the game. That outing snapped a string of saves in six straight appearances for Gregerson.

Gregerson got back on the horse on Saturday. He struck out two in a one-two-three ninth inning to protect a one-run lead. He lowered his ERA to 3.86 in the process. 


Astros relievers Gregerson, Neshek giving team solid relief in '15


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/22/2015) In 2014, the Astros had the highest bullpen ERA in baseball with a 4.80 mark. So, in the offseason, the team addressed that issue by bringing in a couple of solid right-handed relievers in Luke Gregerson and Pat Neshek.

A competing general manager called Houston "real smart" for being able to sign both men and making a strength out of a weakness, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. 

So far, the two have been stellar out of the bullpen for manager A.J. Hinch. Though Gregerson's 4.08 ERA is a bit high, he is 10-for-11 in save chances and has a 14:5 K:BB ratio.

Neshek, meanwhile, is in the midst of 11 straight scoreless outings, and has not walked a batter this season. 


Astros closer Luke Gregerson (rest) not available on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/20/2015) Astros manager A.J. Hinch confirmed that closer Luke Gregerson will not be available to pitch on Wednesday against the A's. Gregerson nearly cost the team a win on Tuesday when he gave up two runs in the ninth inning. He was pulled in favor of Pat Neshek who closed out the game and got the save.

Gregerson has appeared in three of the last four games for the Astros and has given up two runs in two of those performances. 

Hinch indicated that Neshek, Chad Qualls, Tony Sipp and Josh Fields are all options to close if a save is needed on Wednesday, according to the Houston Chronicle.


Astros' Luke Gregerson can't finish ninth Tuesday, out for Wednesday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/20/2015) Astros closer Luke Gregerson could not get the job done in the ninth inning Tuesday, allowing two runs on two hits in two-thirds of an inning before being pulled against the A's.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said afterwards that Gregerson would not be available for Wednesday's series finale, per MLB.com.

"[Gregerson] obviously hasn't gotten ahead of hitters the way he normally does," Hinch said. "He'll likely be down [Wednesday], just given the volume of the last four days, and get him back fresh for the next series."


Astros closer Luke Gregerson earns 10th save of the season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Astros closer Luke Gregerson worked out of some trouble in the ninth inning in Houston's 4-2 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday, earning his 10th save of the season.

After getting the first out, Gregerson allowed back-to-back singles to put runners on first and second. He worked out of the jam, however, striking out Steve Tolleson and getting Ezequiel Carrera to foul out to end the game.

Gregerson lowered his ERA to 3.18 in 17 innings of work.


Astros closer Luke Gregerson tagged for two-run HR, holds on for save


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Astros closer Luke Gregerson (S, 9) almost gave away a three-run lead in the ninth inning Saturday, getting tagged for a two-run homer, but escaped with the save against the Blue Jays.

Edwin Encarnacion delivered the two-run blast, bringing the Blue Jays to within one run.

Gregerson surrendered two home runs in a save situation May 1, but still earned the save.

Astros P Luke Gregerson gets save No. 8 against Giants


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Astros closer Luke Gregerson picked up his eighth save of the season in Wednesday night's 4-3 win over the Giants. 

Gregerson pitched the ninth inning and allowed two hits but was able to get out of the jam. He struck out one batter and didn't allow a run. He now has a 2.40 ERA for the season. 


Astros RHP Gregerson returns from bereavement list Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/12/2015) The Astros have re-instated reliever Luke Gregerson from the bereavement list, and optioned pitcher Asher Wojciechowski to Triple-A Fresno, the team announced Tuesday

Wojciechowski did not make an appearance during his latest stint with the big club, though he could very well be next in line for another promotion when the Astros are in need of another arm in the rotation or the bullpen.


Astros closer Luke Gregerson may return Tuesday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/10/2015) Astros closer Luke Gregerson, who is on the team's bereavement list, may return Tuesday, according to the Houston Chronicle

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said that he has been texting with his closer, but isn't quite sure when Gregerson will be available.

"I will ask tomorrow what the initial plan is," Hinch said. "The earliest will obviously be Tuesday, and that's what we're hoping for."


Astros place closer Luke Gregerson on Bereavement List


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/8/2015) The Astros have placed closer Luke Gregerson on the Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency list and have recalled pitcher Asher Wojciechowski from Triple-A, the team announced Friday.

Gregerson has recorded seven saves for the surging Astros and has not allowed a run in five of his last six appearances. Pat Neshek and Chad Qualls are likely to pick up any save opportunities while Gregerson is out.

Wojciechowski made four appearances (three starts) for the Astros earlier this year, compiling a 7.31 ERA in 16 innings. He could receive a start while he is back up with the club.


Astros P Luke Gregerson earns save during Thursday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) Astros pitcher Luke Gregerson shut the door on the Angels in the ninth inning to earn his seventh save of the season during Thursday's 3-2 win.

Gregerson entered with a one-run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning and he pitched a perfect inning to record the save.


Astros closer Luke Gregerson polishes off sixth save of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Astros closer Luke Gregerson worked a nearly perfect ninth inning in Houston's 7-6 win over the Mariners on Sunday.
Despite surrendering a walk with one out, Gregerson was able to finish off the save with a Brad Miller double play ball, his sixth of the year. Gregerson lowered his ERA to 2.77 in 13 innings with 10 strikeouts and two walks.

Astros reliever Luke Gregerson gives up two homers but still gets save


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/1/2015) Astros reliever Luke Gregerson (S,5) was handed a three-run lead in the ninth inning on Friday and surrendered home runs to Nelson Cruz and Logan Morrison but held on to earn the save over the Mariners.

Astros P Scott Feldman allows two runs in no-decision


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) Astros pitcher Scott Feldman allowed two earned runs and a no-decision in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Mariners in 10 innings. 

Feldman went seven innings and gave up eight hits. Feldman struck out two batters and walked two. He now has an ERA of 4.31. Feldman's two earned runs came in the first inning before pitching the next six without a run allowed. 

Reliever Luke Gregerson picked up the win and is now 2-0. 

Feldman's next start is projected for May 5 against the Rangers. 


Astros closer Luke Gregerson earns fourth save of the year Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Astros closer Luke Gregerson worked a perfect ninth inning to slam the door on the Athletics in Houston's 7-6 win Sunday, his fourth save of the season.

Gregerson needed just six pitches to finish off Oakland in the ninth, inducing to groundouts and a pop out to end the game. He lowered his ERA to 2.00 in nine innings of work with eight strikeouts and one walk.


Astros' Gregerson earns first win after suffering first blown save


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Astros closer Luke Gregerson earned his first relief win of the season Friday against the A's.

The right-hander entered the game in the bottom of the 10th inning, with Houston ahead 2-0. Unfortunately, he could not hold the lead, as he allowed Oakland to tie the game on a two-out, two-RBI double by Josh Reddick.

He was charged with two runs on three hits and no walks, while striking out one in one inning of work. He suffered his first blown save Friday.

Gregerson (1-0) picked up the win as Houston won the game, 5-4, in the 11th inning. Friday was the first time all season Gregerson allowed a run. He had opened the season with seven scoreless innings.


Astros closer Luke Gregerson nearly perfect to begin the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Astros closer Luke Gregerson has been as effective as can be to begin his first season in Houston. Gregerson has thrown seven scoreless innings with seven strikeouts and one walk.

"Any time you go out there and get guys out, no matter what the situation, is always a positive thing," Gregerson said to the Houston Chronicle. "That's what we’re here to do. I’m very happy right now with the way the ball’s coming out of my hand, the effectiveness of the pitches.

"When you're out there (closing compared to other relief roles), it doesn’t feel much different. You know that's the end. You know you have to finish it out and make sure we walk away with that victory, and so far, so good."