San Diego Padres reliever Huston Street has been activated from the DL after recovering from his calf strain. Scott Bair was among those tweeting the news, along with the corresponding roster moves that sent Tommy Layne and Jaff Decker to Triple-A.
Padres make two moves today. Huston Street off DL, Layne and Decker to triple-a. Ciriaco (acquired from Boston today) also on MLB roster.
— Scott Bair (@dscottbair) June 14, 2013
Street went on the DL with the left calf strain at the start of the month. He threw a simulated game earlier this week and experienced no problems. Street is expected to slide back in to the closer's role in place of Luke Gregerson. The 29-year-old right-hander has a reputation for being injury-prone and the calf was a significant problem for him last season, causing him to miss six weeks.
Gregerson has picked up 3 saves while Street has been out but has also blown one and been pulled from another, Tuesday's win over the Atlanta Braves. With 12 hits and 5 earned runs given up over 7.2 innings in Street's absence, Gregerson has not made it too difficult for the Padres to put Street straight back into the closer role.
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