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Luke Gregerson | Relief Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 201
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Luke Gregerson allowed two runs on three hits to blow his third save in Tuesday's 5-4 setback against the Rangers.
It could have been worse. Pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland blasted a double to lead off the ninth. Skipper Ron Washington had Robinson Chirinos lay down a bunt to get Moreland to third, and he called a risky suicide squeeze with Leonys Martin up. Martin's bunt came right back to Gregerson, who made a nifty shuffle to Derek Norris to nail Moreland, who may or may not have missed a sign. With two outs, Gregerson hung a pitch that Josh Wilson hammered for a game-tying double, and then Michael Choice singled him in. Gregerson is 3-for-6 in save conversions, and has punted two of his last three, so you have to wonder if Jim Johnson will enter the ninth inning the next time Oakland has a save opportunity. Apr 23 - 1:20 AM

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Luke Gregerson earned his third save of the season in Sunday's win over the Astros.

Gregerson threw a scoreless ninth inning, striking out one, for the save. He's got a 1.69 ERA and 0.75 WHIP through 10 2/3 innings and although A's manager Bob Melvin has committed to a closer-by-committee, Gregerson has the kind of stuff to be an effective closer. For now, though, he simply remains a player to watch until the situation in Oakland becomes clearer.
Apr 20 - 8:06 PM

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.
Apr 17 - 2:43 AM

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.
Apr 15 - 1:21 AM

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.
Apr 13 - 12:57 AM

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.
Mar 10 - 7:24 PM

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.
Jan 17 - 12:55 PM

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.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 04:43:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 11:10:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 04:55:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 03:10:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 11:49:00 AM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Padres would "have to be inspired by an offer" to trade either Luke Gregerson or Joe Thatcher.

It could just be posturing, as both relievers have seemed very available up to this point. Both Gregerson (who's making $3.2 million this season) and Thatcher (who's making $1.35 million this season) will be arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 06:39:00 PM

Luke Gregerson struck out a pair in a scoreless ninth inning and earned the victory Monday against the Reds.

For owners speculating on saves, Gregerson isn't a bad two-day gamble if he's available on your league's waiver wire. If San Diego ships closer Huston Street out of town prior to Wednesday night, Gregerson would be in line to take over the ninth inning. Of course, Gregerson himself is on the trading block and San Diego has received plenty of interest. The 29-year-old right hander has a 2.91 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 47 appearances and is arbitration eligible for the final time this offseason.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 02:10:00 AM

CBS Sports' Danny Knobler reports that teams involved in the market for relievers expect Luke Gregerson to be traded.

The Padres have been "getting a lot of hits" on Gregerson and he's considered a strong candidate to be dealt prior to Wednesday's non-waiver trade deadline. The 29-year-old right hander has a 2.98 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 46 appearances and is arbitration eligible for the final time this offseason. The Tigers have interest in Gregerson, while the Red Sox, Dodgers, Braves and Diamondbacks are expected to be looking for relief help.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 06:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1John Jaso
2Derek Norris
1B1Brandon Moss
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Andy Parrino
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Stephen Vogt
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
3Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Kyle Blanks
2Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Sonny Gray
3Jeff Samardzija
4Scott Kazmir
5Jason Hammel
6A.J. Griffin
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Dan Otero
5Fernando Abad
6Eric O'Flaherty
7Jesse Chavez