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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%: 34/26 | Average Draft Position: 259.72
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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.

Luke Gregerson earns win in extra innings


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2013) Padres interim closer Luke Gregerson picked up his fourth win of the year in Thursday's extra-innings game against the Rockies, surrendering just one hit in two scoreless innings while striking out three.

Gregerson has given up just one earned run on eight hits and four walks in his last 20 1/3 innings and has a 0.94 ERA on the season. He'll continue to man the closer role for the time being.


Luke Gregerson a prime pickup for saves


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/4/2013) True, the Padres' Huston Street may end up needing only the minimal 15 days on the DL, but because he has a strained calf, his replacement, Luke Gregerson, deserves a longer look than your typical fill-in closer.

Calf strains are notoriously slow to heal, often dragging on for weeks -- and sometimes months -- beyond the initial timetable. When making roster moves with any permanence attached to them, you can't assume the worst-case scenario for Street, but it's possible that Gregerson could get double-digit saves in his absence.

Considering he has a 1.05 ERA this year and had a 1.64 ERA in 10 appearances filling in for Street down the stretch last year, you can trust Gregerson to perform well in the role. I'd rather take a flier on him than the ever-worrisome Jose Veras or other fill-in closers like Vinnie Pestano or Rex Brothers.


Luke Gregerson notches first save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2013) Padres reliever Luke Gregerson entered Saturday's game against the Blue Jays in the ninth inning with a two-run lead.

The right-hander surrendered a run-scoring single to Melky Cabrera to cut the lead in half but managed to escape the frame and secure his first save of the season. He allowed one run on three hits in one inning pitched in a 4-3 win. Gregerson is expected to close out games while Huston Street is on the disabled list.

Padres 'probably' use Luke Gregerson to close out games


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2013) With Huston Street on the disabled list with a calf injury, Padres manager Bud Black told U-T San Diego Saturday that reliever Luke Gregerson is "probably the guy we turn to most."

The team's other option would be Dale Thayer.

Gregerson has a 0.76 ERA and a 0.59 WHIP through 24 appearances. He has an 18-to-6 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 23 2/3 innings pitched. Thayer has a 3.22 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP with a 22-to-8 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 22 1/3 innings pitched this season.


Luke Gregerson gets ERA under 1.00


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2013) Padres reliever Luke Gregerson picked up his 10th hold during Monday's 4-2 win against the Cardinals by tossing two-thirds of a scoreless inning. Gregerson lowered his ERA to 0.96 and ran his scoreless outings streak to 12 (10 1/3 innings).

Luke Gregerson throws one pitch in win


by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2013) Padres reliever Luke Gregerson needed just one pitch to earn his first win on Tuesday against the Dodgers. He entered in the seventh inning with one on, two outs and the game tied. The right-hander got Juan Uribe to harmlessly ground out to third base and San Diego scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the frame.

Gregerson became just the fourth pitcher in club history since 1988 to throw one pitch and get credited with a victory, according to MLB.com.

"It's just part of the game. I'll take any win I can get, it was a good win for us," Gregerson said. "I have faced Uribe a number of times before, and I know his strengths and he knows mine. I tried to challenge him with my best pitch [slider] and he took a hack at it into the ground."

Gregerson has thrown 2 2/3 scoreless innings thus far while striking out four.