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Luke Gregerson | Relief Pitcher | #44

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 206
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: St. Xavier (IL)
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 28 (0) / STL
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Astros activated RHP Luke Gregerson from the family medical emergency list.
He'll return to a setup role. Gregerson holds a 4.13 ERA and 31/8 K/BB ratio over 28 1/3 innings this season. Jun 17 - 3:42 PM

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Astros placed RHP Luke Gregerson on the family medical emergency list.

Gregerson is allowed to be away from the team for 3-7 days. Danny Worth will take his spot on the active roster.
Jun 14 - 3:19 PM

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Monday that he's prepared to use a committee approach in the closer role.

Luke Gregerson blew his fifth save of the season Saturday, so Hinch turned to Will Harris to lock down Sunday's game. But the situation remains murky. "Right now I think our bullpen is deep and good enough to absorb somewhat of a committee approach," said Hinch. "Now that being said, Will Harris and Ken Giles and Luke Gregerson are still going to get predominantly the most innings that are these leverage innings at the end of games. Michael Feliz is starting to inch his way back toward the back of the bullpen. He becomes an option, too." Harris and Giles need to be stashed in mixed leagues while Feliz is a darkhorse. It's not an ideal situation for fantasy owners, but obviously the Astros don't care about that.
Jun 6 - 9:04 PM

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Sunday that the club will "ease off" Luke Gregerson for a bit in the closer's role.

It's not an official announcement that Gregerson has lost the job, but the right-hander blew his fifth save of the season on Saturday against the Athletics and has a 6.78 ERA in 16 appearances over the last month. Will Harris, who has been outstanding for the past year and a half, worked a perfect ninth inning on Sunday against the A's to earn his first save of 2016. Ken Giles is also a worthy stash.
Jun 5 - 5:37 PM

Luke Gregerson blew another save Saturday in Astros' extra-innings defeat of the A's.

Gregerson gave up a game-tying solo shot to Jed Lowrie with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and was immediately pulled from the game. He's blown five saves since May 11 and owns a rough 4.56 ERA for the year. You have to figure a change might be coming. Ken Giles has been better lately, but Will Harris is probably the best reliever in the Houston 'pen.
Jun 4 - 9:14 PM

Luke Gregerson notched his 13th save of the season on Tuesday against Arizona.

Gregerson was called upon to squelch a Diamondbacks rally in the ninth inning. Arizona had already scored two runs off Scott Feldman on a Jean Segura double. Gregerson entered and promptly struck out three batters in a row, including Paul Goldschmidt to preserve the victory for the Astros.
May 31 - 7:26 PM

Luke Gregerson worked a perfect ninth inning against the Angels on Saturday to earn his 11th save.

Gregerson was given the day off Thursday after having worked each of the previous two days, but rested and ready he jumped right back into the ninth inning Saturday. And he had little trouble with the top of the Angels' lineup, retiring the side in order, culminating with a Mike Trout groundout to end the game. Gregerson owns a 3.18 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in 22 appearances to date.
May 29 - 1:00 AM

Luke Gregerson pitched a perfect ninth in a two-run game for his ninth save Wednesday against the White Sox.

Gregerson might have had to be lifted from the closer's role with one more bad outing. The Astros would surely prefer to stick with him until they're positive Ken Giles is ready for the job. Still, it's Will Harris who is the Astros' best reliever right now.
May 18 - 11:51 PM

Luke Gregerson suffered his second consecutive blown save Tuesday, allowing a run on three hits against the White Sox.

Gregerson was tasked with preserving a one-run lead, but an Austin Jackson leadoff double immediately put him in a bind. He recovered somewhat -- a bunt single and a sacrifice fly plated the tying run, and another single later in the inning didn't come back to hurt him -- but it was still his second blown save in two games and his third of the season. It's a bad time for Gregerson to be getting wobbly, as Ken Giles seems to have figured some things out in recent weeks. No closer change is imminent, but the 32-year-old will want to get it together soon if he hopes to keep the job for the long term.
May 18 - 12:34 AM

Luke Gregerson converted his eighth save of the season Friday with a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Red Sox.

Gregerson needed 10 pitches to get through the frame and notched two strikeouts along the way. It was a strong bounceback performance after his blown save against the Indians on Wednesday. The veteran right-hander owns a 3.45 ERA and 13/4 K/BB ratio over 15 2/3 innings this season.
May 13 - 11:57 PM

Luke Gregerson suffered his first blown save of the season Wednesday versus the Indians.

Gregerson was handed a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth inning and retired the first batter he faced, star shortstop Francisco Lindor. But then suddenly Mike Napoli doubled to deep right-center and Carlos Santana followed with a game-tying RBI triple. Houston wound up winning in the 16th inning and Gregerson has good enough numbers overall to keep his ninth-inning job, though his appearances have been iffier lately. It certainly helps Gregerson's cause that Ken Giles is currently sporting a 7.90 ERA.
May 12 - 6:05 AM

Luke Gregerson worked a perfect ninth inning against the Twins on Tuesday to earn his sixth save.

Gregerson got a strikeout and two groundouts, needing 12 pitches to put away the Twins. He has yet to blow a save in six chances, owning a 1.64 ERA, 0.64 WHIP with eight strikeouts in 11 innings of work.
May 4 - 12:43 AM

Luke Gregerson notched his fourth save of the season Sunday in the Astros' 5-4 defeat of the Tigers.

Gregerson pitched a perfect ninth inning, throwing six of his nine pitches for strikes. He has allowed just one hit (and zero runs) through five innings this season. Ken Giles is getting buried in setup duty.
Apr 17 - 6:07 PM

Luke Gregerson allowed two baserunners but held the Brewers at bay Saturday, earning his second save of the season.

Gregerson got two quick outs before a hit and a walk made things interesting. He recovered to get Domingo Santana to ground out, though, preserving the win. He has yet to yield a run this year, further cementing his spot as the Astros' closer ahead of Ken Giles, who has been shaky in two of three appearances thus far.
Apr 9 - 11:00 PM

Luke Gregerson earned a save on Opening Day as the Astros bested the Yankees.

Gregerson retired all three batters he faced -- Mark Teixeira and Brian McCann via groundout and Carlos Beltran via swinging strikeout. It's probably worth noting that Ken Giles gave up a solo home run to Didi Gregorius in the bottom of the eighth. The ninth inning will be Gregerson's until he messes it up.
Apr 5 - 5:12 PM