Luke Gregerson RP HOU 6 days ago

Gregerson will be unavailable out of the Astros' bullpen Wednesday,'s Brian McTaggart reports.

Gregerson pitched three of the last four days and threw at least 20 pitches in each outing, so he will be given the day to rest. That will double as a mental break with Gregerson giving up two earned runs in two of his last three appearances. It's not certain who would get the ball if the Astros end up in a save situation Wednesday, but Chad Qualls seems like the best bet.

Luke Gregerson RP HOU 6 days ago

Gregerson struggled again Tuesday in a non-save situation against the A's, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks over two-thirds of an inning.

Gregerson entered the game in the ninth inning with Houston leading 6-2, but his former team got the best of him and narrowed the score to 6-4 before he was removed in favor of Pat Neshek. Neshek recorded the final out of the game to earn his first save of the season. While Gregerson ranks sixth in the AL with 10 saves, he's really struggled over the last two weeks with a 7.71 ERA and 2.14 WHIP during that span.

Luke Gregerson RP HOU 1 week ago

Gregerson has allowed multiple base runners in each of his last three save chances for the Astros, but he still earned his 10th save of the season Sunday against Toronto.

Gregerson's 10 saves are a new career-high for a season after he logged nine as a member of the Padres in 2012.

Luke Gregerson RP HOU 1 week ago

Gregerson struggled Saturday giving up two earned runs, but managed to still grab a save in the 6-5 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Gregerson was the victim of a pinch-hit two-run bomb by Edwin Encarnacion and he was lucky to escape with the save as his team was up by three. With that said, Gregerson has been solid this season posting a 3.38 ERA with nine saves so far.

Luke Gregerson RP HOU 2 weeks ago

Gregerson (personal) is not with the team Thursday, but is expected to be back Friday, Evan Drellich of the Hoston Chronicle reports.

Drellich reports that Gregerson is dealing with the same issue that landed him on the Family Medical Emergency List last week, but should remain with the team once he returns. He is still expected to be back with the team Friday and should be available if needed late in the game.

Luke Gregerson RP HOU 2 weeks ago

In his first back game with the Astros after dealing with a personal matter, Gregerson allowed two hits and struck out a batter during a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday to earn his eighth save of the season.

San Francisco kept things interesting in the ninth innings Wednesday, as Brandon Crawford led off the inning with a double, but was thrown out at third following Nori Aoki's fielder's choice. Gregerson struck out Matt Duffy for the second out of the inning, but Angel Pagan singled to center to put runners at the corners for Buster Posey. Gregerson induced a weak grounder to end the game, however, to move into seventh place among AL relievers with eight saves.

Luke Gregerson RP HOU 2 weeks ago

Gregerson was activated from the Family Medical Emergency List on Tuesday,'s Brian McTaggart reports.

After missing the previous three contests, Gregerson will return for Tuesday's game against the Giants. He's off to a solid start this season, with seven saves in his first eight chances.

Luke Gregerson RP HOU 2 weeks ago

Gregerson, who is on the Family Medical Emergency List, could return as early as Tuesday, the Houston Chronicle reports. "The earliest will obviously be Tuesday, and that's what we're hoping for," manager A.J. Hinch said.

Gregerson left the team on Friday and it's thought he'll be back early this week, but nothing has been confirmed. Chad Qualls will likely continue to be the top option for saves while Gregerson is out.

Luke Gregerson RP HOU 2 weeks ago

Gregerson was placed on the Family Medical Emergency List on Friday.

The length of Gregerson's absence is indefinite, likely making Chad Qualls the top option for saves at the moment. The Astros recalled Asher Wojciechowski from Triple-A Fresno to take his place on the 25-man roster.

Luke Gregerson RP HOU 3 weeks ago

Gregerson struck out one during a perfect ninth inning Thursday to earn his seventh save of the season.

Gregerson, who retired Matt Joyce, David Freese and Erick Aybar in order for the easy save, has been a key factor in the Astros' turn-around this season. He's helped stabilize a much-improved bullpen, which collectively ranks fifth in MLB with a 2.12 ERA after ranking dead-last (4.80) in the category a year ago.