Luke Gregerson RP OAK 15 Hrs

Luke Gregerson blew his second save of the season by coughing up a ninth inning run Wednesday in a loss to the Angels.

Nursing a 4-3 lead, Gregerson was brought on to finish things out against the top of Los Angeles' lineup. He didn't have trouble with J.B. Shuck, but consecutive singles put Mike Trout on third and Albert Pujols on first. Howie Kendrick's fielder's choice tied the game before Gregerson was able to escape. Gregerson and Sean Doolittle, the committee appointed to replace Jim Johnson, have both blown saves in the past few days, and Johnson is pitching well again, so one wonders if Bob Melvin is going to get the $10 million man back into the ninth inning the next time Oakland has a save opportunity. It isn't like Gregerson has been bad or anything. He owns a 1.86 ERA and 0.83 WHIP and hadn't given up a run since April 2 prior to this evening.

Luke Gregerson RP OAK 3 Days

Luke Gregerson earned the save for a second consecutive day by hurling a perfect ninth inning Monday against the Angels.

Jim Johnson tossed a scoreless eighth inning when Oakland trailed 2-1, and Gregerson was given the save chance after John Jaso cranked a two-run homer off Ernest Frieri in the top of the ninth. That turn of events also gave Johnson his first 2014 victory (against two losses). Gregerson and the southpaw Sean Doolittle will continue to swap save chances until Bob Melvin regains confidence in Jim Johnson, who is up to three straight scoreless innings.

Luke Gregerson RP OAK 5 Days

After Sean Doolittle did the heavy-lifting, Luke Gregerson retired two of the four Mariners he faced to earn a save on Saturday.

Doolittle pitched a perfect eighth and then retired Kyle Seager to start the ninth. However, after the Mariners decided to pinch-hit Willie Bloomquist for Logan Morrison, the A's countered with Gregerson. He went on to allow back-to-back singles but then struck out Michael Saunders and induced a groundout from John Buck to end it. It's pretty much a free-for-all for saves in the Oakland pen right now, but after Jim Johnson's impressive showing Friday, he might get another try in the ninth within a week or two.

Luke Gregerson RP OAK 1 Month

Luke Gregerson allowed four runs in a third of an inning during Monday's 8-8 tie with the Dodgers.

Gregerson didn't have his best stuff, allowing the four runs on four hits and two walks. Regardless, Gregerson will pitch plenty of seventh and eighth innings bridging the gap to closer Jim Johnson.

Luke Gregerson RP OAK 3 Months

Athletics avoided arbitration with RHP Luke Gregerson by agreeing to a one-year, $5.065 million contract.

It was the final time that Gregerson was arbitration-eligible. The A's setup man boasts a 2.88 career ERA in 363 major league relief appearances.

Luke Gregerson RP OAK 4 Months

Athletics acquired RHP Luke Gregerson from the Padres for OF Seth Smith.

It's been an active couple days for A's general manager Billy Beane. Gregerson has a cool 2.88 career ERA in 363 major league relief appearances and should do well as a setup man for new Oakland closer Jim Johnson.

Luke Gregerson RP OAK 7 Months

With Huston Street unavailable, Luke Gregerson notched his fourth save of the season with a scoreless frame in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

Gregerson issued a two-out walk to Neil Walker, but he got a third groundout of the inning to end it. The righty now holds a 2.83 ERA and 58/17 K/BB ratio over 60 1/3 frames this season. With Street due back Wednesday, Gregerson will slide back into a setup role.

Luke Gregerson RP OAK 9 Months

The Padres decided to hang onto Luke Gregerson despite ample interest during Wednesday's deadline.

The 29-year-old has a 2.91 ERA and 39/9 K/BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings this season. He'll remain San Diego property next in 2014 but can hit free agency heading into 2015.

Luke Gregerson RP OAK 9 Months

The Padres will not trade Luke Gregerson, according to Peter Gammons.

San Diego didn't need Gregerson to acquire Ian Kennedy, so they'll hold onto him. The 29-year-old has a 2.91 ERA and 39/9 K/BB ratio over 43 1/3 innings. He remains under team control through 2014.

Luke Gregerson RP OAK 9 Months

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Pirates and Red Sox are among the teams interested in Padres' reliever Luke Gregerson.

ESPN's Jayson Stark reported earlier today that the Padres are more likely to move Joe Thatcher than Gregerson, but that hasn't stopped teams from trying. The 29-year-old has a 2.91 ERA and 39/9 K/BB ratio over 43 1/3 innings this season. He remains under team control through 2014.