Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
1 month 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
1 month 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.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
2 months ago

Gregerson was told by manager A.J. Hinch that he would not close Sunday, Julia Morales of ROOT Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gregerson has now blown consecutive save opportunities, which looks to have placed his role as the closer in jeopardy. In Sunday's save situation, Hinch elected to use right-hander Will Harris instead, and Harris came through with a perfect ninth frame that included one strikeout. Hinch insists that he isn't naming a closer for now, and plans to allow several options, including Gregerson, to compete for the job over the coming weeks.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
2 months ago

Gregerson will be unavailable out of the Astros' bullpen for Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks, Angel Verdejo Jr. of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gregerson pitched in four of the past five games prior to Thursday's contest, picking up three saves during that span while allowing his fourth blown save of the season Wednesday. The Astros will likely send out Ken Giles or Will Harris to the mound in the event of a save situation, according to what the matchups dictate.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
2 months ago

Gregerson was tagged with his fourth blown save Wednesday after allowing three runs on two hits and a hit batsman while recording just one out against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

He pegged Jean Segura, then gave up a run-scoring double to Michael Bourn and a two-run homer to Jake Lamb, erasing a 4-1 lead. The Astros went on to win in 11 anyway, but it's got to be a concern for Gregerson owners that his ERA has now popped over the 4.00 mark while his 13-for-17 record in save chances isn't that impressive. Ken Giles still hasn't quite put it together well enough to be threatening his job, but Gregerson can't count on that -- he needs to be more a consistent and reliable ninth-inning presence.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
2 months ago

Gregreson tossed one inning and struck out the side during Tuesday's win against Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Gregerson entered the game after Scott Feldman allowed two runs (one earned) at the top of the ninth, but he didn't have problems to retire all three batters he faced while tossing only 18 pitches. Gregerson has only converted eight of his 11 save chances and currently spots a 3.28 ERA, but remains a pretty reliable option for the closer role in all formats. He has converted his last four save opportunities.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
2 months ago

Gregerson allowed one run on one hit and a walk with two strikeouts, but ultimately got the job done in a 13-inning thriller against the Angels on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Gregerson struggled a bit, and the run he allowed came on a wild pitch during a 3-2 count. The 32-year-old, however, bounced back to earn the save, and he continues to prove he's a reliable option during the late innings despite the fact he's already blown three saves this year. His ERA sits at 3.42.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
2 months ago

Gregerson retired the side in order to earn his 11th save of the season against the Angels on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

He induced three uneventful ground balls, throwing six strikes on 10 pitches, in the ninth to shut the door. Gregerson is now 11-for-14 in save opportunities with a 3.18 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 20 strikeouts in 22.2 innings.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
2 months ago

Gregerson notched his ninth save with a perfect inning of work against the White Sox on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

After he blew Tuesday's save -- the third time out of four that Gregerson had failed to hold a one-run lead -- it was nice to see the righty get back out there and polish off the South Siders. Gregerson's hit some bumps in the road recently, but he still has a fairly firm grip on the Astros' closing job.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
2 months ago

Gregerson gave up a run on three hits in his third blown save Tuesday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Gregerson has now blown consecutive saves including three of his last four. He had saved seven consecutive games to open the season, but with the slip, he now has a 4.08 ERA and just a 72.7 percent conversion rate. Gregerson is lucky Ken Giles (6.89 ERA) has been so awful this year or his closer job might be in serious jeopardy.