Huston Street RP SD 5 Hrs

Huston Street gave up a solo homer to Brandon Belt in the ninth inning Friday, but he still nailed down his sixth save in six chances.

It was the first run allowed by Street in seven innings this season. He gave up a whopping 12 homers in 56 2/3 innings last year.

Huston Street RP SD 2 Days

Huston Street locked down his fifth save of 2014 by striking out two over a scoreless ninth inning in Wednesday's 4-2 victory over Colorado.

Street, tied with Craig Kimbrel for the NL lead in saves, earned saves in both of San Diego's wins against his former team as the Padres took two of three. He's 5-for-5 in save conversions to go with a 6/1 K/BB rate, 0.00 ERA and 0.67 WHIP. If the signing of Joaquin Benoit was meant to send a message, it appears as though Street received it.

Huston Street RP SD 4 Days

Huston Street collected his fourth save of the season by hurling a perfect ninth inning in San Diego's 5-4 victory over Colorado on Monday.

He struck out a batter and still only needed 10 pitches to shut off the lights against his former team. Halfway through the season's first month, Street has been one of the game's best fantasy closers. He's now 4-for-4 in save opportunities and hasn't allowed a run in five appearances, posting a 4/1 K/BB rate. Three of those four saves have been of the one-run-lead variety, which San Diego seems to specialize in producing.

Huston Street RP SD 9 Days

Huston Street collected his third save of the season as the Padres beat the Indians 2-1 in the second half of Wednesday's doubleheader.

Street gave up a one-out single to Ryan Raburn and then issued a walk to Michael Brantley, but he danced around that threat of danger by retiring Yan Gomes and Asdrubal Cabrera for the final two outs of the game. Street is 3-for-3 in save opportunities this season with a 0.00 ERA.

Huston Street RP SD 13 Days

Huston Street pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Marlins to earn his second save of the season Sunday.

Street struck out one in his perfect inning of work. His strong start to the season paired with Joaquin Benoit coming out of the gate slowly should afford Street some leeway in his hold on the closer role should he stumble in the near future.

Huston Street RP SD 19 Days

Huston Street slammed the door on the Dodgers in the ninth inning on Sunday, preserving a 3-1 victory in their season opener.

The veteran closer needed just 11 pitches to dispose of Andre Ethier, Juan Uribe and A.J. Ellis in order, including a strikeout. With free agent acquisition Joaquin Benoit joining the Padres bullpen, Street will have to pitch well in order to keep a stranglehold on the ninth inning role, but so far so good.

Huston Street RP SD 1 Month

Huston Street (groin) will pitch in his first game of the spring on Saturday.

The Padres haven't determined whether it will be a Cactus League game or a minor league game. Street has been slowed by a minor groin ailment. He is expected to be ready for the start of the 2014 regular season and will open the year as San Diego's closer.

Huston Street RP SD 1 Month

Huston Street (groin) could throw a bullpen session Saturday.

Street will do some long-tossing Friday before it's determined whether he's ready for mound work. The Padres insist that the closer's groin ailment is minor, so he should be ready for game action next week if he can avoid setbacks.

Huston Street RP SD 1 Month

Huston Street (groin) played catch Wednesday.

There's still no timetable for Street's spring debut, but the injury doesn't appear serious. The team is just playing it safe with their closer. There's still no concern about his readiness for Opening Day, but the team has Joaquin Benoit as insurance in case Street doesn't progress as expected.

Huston Street RP SD 2 Months

Huston Street will not pitch this week due to a slight groin pull.

The Padres don't consider the ailment serious, but they're playing it safe by pushing the reliever back. Considering Street's lengthy injury history, it's a wise move. Barring a setback, this won't be anything that will threaten the closer's availability for Opening Day.