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LUKE GREGERSON RUMORS

Astros ‘hell-bent to get a closer’ this offseason

Holding a 2-1 series lead and up 6-2 on the Kansas City Royals in the eighth inning of a closeout Game 4 of the 2015 ALDS, the Houston Astros needed just six outs to advance to the ALCS. Instead, they watched their bullpen quartet of Will Harris, Tony Sipp, Luke Gregerson, and Josh Fields totally implode, allowing seven runs on six hits and three walks in the final two frames as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros closer Gregerson away for birth of 1st child

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Houston Astros closer Luke Gregerson has left the team for the birth of his first child. Gregerson left the team before Wednesday night's game in Texas after his wife went into labor in Orlando, Florida. She gave birth to a baby boy. Manager A.J. Hinch was unsure how long Gregerson would be out. Hinch said the Astros are supportive of Gregerson, and that the...
Via Associated Press
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The secret to Gregerson's 2015 success? Staying 'in sync' on the mound

A key aspect of the Houston Astros' bullpen overhaul prior to this season was entrusting free agent signee Luke Gregerson as their closer - despite his lack of experience serving that particular role.Gregerson has been a solid setup pitcher for years with the San Diego Padres and last season with the Oakland Athletics, but before 2015 he hadn't had extensive work as a ninth inning...
Via Fox Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros reportedly ink Luke Gregerson to three-year deal

The Houston Astros wanted a top reliever, a sentiment we questioned yesterday. Today, they got him, inking former Oakland Athletic Luke Gregerson to a three-year, $18.5 million deal. Luke Gregerson reaches 3 year, $18.5 million deal with Houston #Astros; becoming 3rd richest reliever in #MLB this winter. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 10, 2014   The A’s acquired...
Via The Outside Corner
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Add Luke Gregerson, Possible Trade Chip

The Astros have made it clear that they intend to upgrade their bullpen this winter, chasing Andrew Miller and David Robertson with significant four year offers before watching both sign with other teams. So this morning, they turned to Plan C, reportedly signing Luke Gregerson to a three year, $18.5 million contract, according to Bob […]
Via Fangraphs
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Who should be the closer for the Oakland A’s?

Now that Jim Johnson is no longer the closer for the Oakland A’s, manager Bob Melvin is going to use a slew of relievers to close each game depending on the matchup. This will include Dan Otero, Luke Gregerson, Ryan Cook and Sean Doolittle. These relievers are all reliable and consistent – something Johnson was not. But who should be the permanent closer for the Oakland A’s...
Via isportsweb.com
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Gregerson glad for opportunity to join winning A's

For each of his first five major league seasons, Luke Gregerson came to spring training smack dab in the middle of suburbia, surrounded by shopping malls and restaurants. With the exception of one season (2010), the results during the regular season were the same every year for the right-handed reliever and the San Diego Padres - well below .500. Then, on Dec. 5, Gregerson faced...
Via Associated Press
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Add “The Final Piece”

They almost had me. I was willing to give the Padres the benefit of the doubt this afternoon when they completed a one for one trade with the Oakland Athletics, acquiring left-handed outfielder Seth Smith in exchange for slider whispering setup man Luke Gregerson. Losing Gregerson stings for fans because he’s been a very successful player for 5 years, and very successful players...
Via Padres Public
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

A's acquire righty Gregerson from Pads for Smith

Keeping active in the trade market, the Oakland Athletics have acquired right-handed reliever Luke Gregerson from the San Diego Padres for outfielder Seth Smith. It marked the second swap of the day for the two-time defending AL West champion A's and third in two days. Gregerson will join a bullpen with new closer Jim Johnson, acquired from Baltimore on Monday night. Dealing Smith...
Via Associated Press
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres acquire OF Smith, trade RHP Gregerson

The Padres acquired outfielder Seth Smith from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for right-handed relief pitcher Luke Gregerson earlier today according to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter. The news was reported around 1:35pm, which was met with mixed emotions by Padres fans online. Smith, a 24 year old Veteran and product of the Colorado Rockies system, made his major league debut in 2007...
Via Friarhood
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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