Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
3 months ago

Gregerson allowed an unearned run, but he still nailed down his 15th save, closing a 6-5 victory over the Athletics on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Astros manager A.J. Hinch avoided usual closer Ken Giles because he had pitched two straight days and three of the last four. Since recovering from an ankle injury in late August, Gregerson has a 2.08 ERA and 0.807 WHIP. This was his first save since July 6. Gregerson has a 2.93 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 64 strikeouts in 55.1 innings this season.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
3 months ago

Gregerson (ankle) is expected to be available to pitch during Houston's series against Oakland, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Gregerson is available, the team may be cautious with their 32-year-old reliever. Gregerson has been able to throw off the mound recently, but there's still some concern regarding his mobility to cover first and pick up infield hits.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
3 months ago

Gregerson (ankle) is expected to be available out of the Houston bullpen for this week's series against Oakland, The Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gregerson has been out with an ankle injury since August 18. Ken Giles remains in the closer's role for Houston, with Gregerson pitching more in a seventh or eighth inning setup role with Will Harris. Gregerson has a pristine 0.90 WHIP but has been tagged for a 3.15 ERA this season.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
4 months ago1 Comment

Gregerson (oblique) was activated off the 15-day DL on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Gregerson was placed on the DL on August 2 with a left oblique strain. He tossed an "aggressive" bullpen session Wednesday and he'll rejoin the team prior to the Astros' game against the Blue Jays on Friday.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
4 months ago

Gregerson (oblique) will throw an "aggressive" bullpen session Wednesday, manager A.J. Hinch said, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander was cleared to resume mound work less than a week after landing on the DL, and if he's able to successfully dial up the intensity Wednesday, Gregerson should get the green light to bypass a minor league rehab assignment. Ken Giles recently took over in the closer role for Will Harris, who took the job from Gregerson back in early June.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
4 months ago

Gregerson (oblique) is not expected to have a minor league rehab assignment before rejoining the Astros, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gregerson managed to throw off a mound Monday and is eligible to return from the disabled list Friday, although Houston still hasn't confirmed that he'll be back in the bullpen Friday just yet.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
4 months ago

Gregerson (oblique) resumed throwing off flat ground Sunday, Angel Verdejo of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's the first step in the recovery progress for Gregerson, who was placed on the 15-day DL on Aug. 2 with the oblique strain. The fact that he's already resuming throwing suggests that Gregerson likely won't be sidelined for much longer than the minimum amount of time, putting a mid-to-late August return well within reach. Once healthy, Gregerson will work in a setup role behind newly-appointed closer Ken Giles.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
4 months ago

Gregerson was placed on the 15-day DL with a left oblique strain, Angel Verdejo Jr. of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear exactly when Gregerson began feeling discomfort but he'll head to the DL now to recuperate. The Astros will miss his arm in the bullpen as he'd given up only one earned run over 10.1 innings in July (0.87 ERA). James Hoyt is expected to be recalled Wednesday in a corresponding roster move.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
6 months ago

Gregerson (bereavement) was activated off the family medical emergency list Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Gregerson returns to the Astros bullpen in time for the start of their series against the Reds. Prior to being placed on the family medical emergency list, Gregerson had struggled mightily and lost his hold on the closer's role. There is an open competition between Gregerson and Will Harris for the closer's role, so that may continue to be an unsettled situation for the time being. Tyler White was optioned to Triple-A Fresno in a corresponding move Friday with Gregerson returning to the team.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
6 months ago

Gregerson was placed on the family medical emergency list on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

It is unclear when exactly Gregerson will be able to return, but there will likely be updates on his status in the near future. His absence means that Will Harris could get more save opportunities for the Astros.