Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
4 days ago

Gregerson said he has been working on his changeup and would like to incorporate the third pitch next season, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 32-year-old has primarily been a sinker-slider right-hander, although he has said he would like to add a pitch in 2017 to complement the two. He posted a 3.28 ERA across 57.2 innings in 2016, and he only featured his changeup nine times across that span. After working on the pitch all spring, he is more comfortable throwing it and is looking to implement it next season, giving hitters another pitch to think about.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
4 days ago

Gregerson threw his first live batting practice session of spring training, Brian McTaggart of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gregerson was pleased with the movement on the ball and his location, particularly this early in training camp. Per usual, Gregerson remains a valuable bullpen arm who can spot in as a closer should Ken Giles falter or become injured, but also is comfortable in the high-leverage spots prior to the ninth inning.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
5 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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.