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Luke Gregerson | Relief Pitcher | #44

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: St. Xavier (IL)
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 28 (0) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Jayson Stark of ESPN reports that the Astros are "hellbent" on acquiring a dominant closer this winter.
Stark notes that the Astros have checked in on Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, Ken Giles and Brad Boxberger among others. While they did a terrific job building their bullpen last offseason, they lack a true shut-down option in the ninth inning. It sounds as though Gregerson owners should expect the right-hander to be working in a setup capacity in 2016. Sat, Nov 21, 2015 12:51:00 PM

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Luke Gregerson recorded a four-out save in Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday, protecting a three-run advantage against the Royals.

Gregerson was called upon with a man on and two outs in the eighth inning, and shut down the Royals threat by getting Salvador Perez to hit into a fielder's choice. He surrendered a solo home run to Alex Gordon in the ninth inning, and had to face Lorenzo Cain as the potential tying run, but was able to navigate through the trouble and give the Astros a commanding 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 07:34:00 PM

Luke Gregerson struck out a pair in a perfect ninth inning to close out the Yankees on Tuesday.

It was a painless final frame as Gregerson protected a three-run lead with ease, as he got Carlos Beltran and Alex Rodriguez swinging before Brian McCann grounded out. Seven of the eight pitches he threw went for strikes. Gregerson isn't your prototypical closer but has been rock-solid all season.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 11:37:00 PM

Luke Gregerson recorded the last two outs of Monday's 3-2 victory versus the Mariners, earning his 30th save.

Lefty Oliver Perez struck out Kyle Seager to begin the inning before giving way to Gregerson. He then struck out Nelson Cruz and Robinson Cano to seal the deal. Gregerson moves to 30-for-35 in save situations with a 3.20 ERA and a 57/10 K/BB ratio in 59 innings.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 01:19:00 AM

Luke Gregerson got the final out of Monday's 6-3 win over the Angels, earning his 28th save.

The Astros' bullpen was on the verge of giving away Monday's game as the Angels had already scored twice to make it a 6-3 game. They had two runners on base when Gregerson entered, but he was able to get Erick Aybar to ground out to end the game. The right-hander is 28-for-33 in save chances this year with a 2.86 ERA and a 52/10 K/BB ratio in 56 2/3 innings.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 11:32:00 PM

Luke Gregerson (paternity) won't rejoin the Astros until Saturday.

It had been thought that he'd be back Friday, but he'll need one more day. Pat Neshek or Chad Qualls would likely handle the save chance for the Astros on Friday if there is one.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 04:59:00 PM

Luke Gregerson will likely rejoin the Astros on Friday.

Gregerson left the team on Wednesday after his wife gave birth to their first child. Pat Neshek would presumably get the ball in a potential save situation on Thursday, but things should be back to normal this weekend.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 05:53:00 PM

Luke Gregerson has been excused from the Astros with his wife going into labor.

Gregerson will presumably be gone until the weekend. Chad Qualls or Pat Neshek could be used at closer in his absence as the Astros wrap up a big four-game road series with the Rangers. Houston will open a three-game home series against the A's on Friday night.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 04:38:00 PM

Luke Gregerson earned his 25th save of the season in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Twins, striking out two in a perfect ninth.

Gregerson came on in the ninth with the Astros holding a 4-1 lead. He made sure it stayed that way, striking out Eddie Rosario and Torii Hunter before inducing a Kurt Suzuki fly out to end the game. The 31-year-old right-hander is 25-for-30 in save chances with a 2.82 ERA and 47/10 K/BB ratio over 51 innings. After some scuffles in late July and early August, he hasn't allowed a run in his last nine innings.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 10:51:00 PM

Luke Gregerson earned his 19th save of the season, working a scoreless ninth inning on Friday to protect a one-run advantage against the Rangers.

The 31-year-old has done a nice job in the closer's role for the upstart Astros, converting 19 of his first 21 save chances while posting a 3.15 ERA and 33/6 K/BB ratio over 34 1/3 innings.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 11:33:00 PM

Luke Gregerson worked a perfect ninth inning against the Yankees on Sunday to earn his 18th save of the season.

Gregerson was called on to protect a two-run lead and had little trouble getting it done, retiring Chase Headley, Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira to end the game. The save was Gregerson's first since June 16. The right-hander owns a 3.56 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 31/6 K/BB ratio over 30 1/3 innings as the Astros stopper.
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 04:44:00 PM

Luke Gregerson tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Rockies on Tuesday for his 17th save of the season.

Gregerson has now had three straight scoreless appearances since a disaster outing against the Blue Jays on June 7. The 31-year-old owns a 4.00 ERA and 29/6 K/BB ratio over 27 innings this season while going 17-for-19 in save chances.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 06:10:00 PM

Luke Gregerson allowed three runs in the ninth inning, taking the loss as the Astros suffered a walk-off defeat to the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Gregerson was staked to a two-run lead, but the Blue Jays attacked him immediately. A ground-rule double followed by a single reduced the gap to 6-5. Jose Bautista then reached on an infield single, and both he and Jose Reyes executed a double steal to put the tying run at third base and the winning run on second base for Chris Colabello. Colabello singled to center to bring in both runs. It's only the second blown save of the year for Gregerson, who is now 15-for-17 with a 4.50 ERA and a 27/6 K/BB ratio in 24 innings.
Sun, Jun 7, 2015 04:24:00 PM

Luke Gregerson pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Orioles to earn the save on Tuesday.

Gregerson gave up a single to Delmon Young but struck out the other three batters he faced to earn the save. Gregerson has 15 saves on the year to go with a 3.42 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 27/6 K/BB ratio over 23 2/3 innings.
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 11:53:00 PM

Luke Gregerson picked up a pair of strikeouts and his 14th save in the ninth inning, wrapping up Monday's 5-2 win over the Orioles.

Gregerson sandwiched a Steve Clevenger ground out with strikeouts of Chris Davis and Jimmy Paredes in a perfect ninth inning. The right-hander has successfully converted the save in 14 of 15 opportunities thus far with a 3.57 ERA and a 24/6 K/BB ratio in 22 2/3 innings.
Mon, Jun 1, 2015 11:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Jason Castro
2Max Stassi
3Alfredo Gonzalez
1B1Jon Singleton
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Matt Duffy
2B1Jose Altuve
2Danny Worth
SS1Carlos Correa
2Nolan Fontana
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Preston Tucker
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Eury Perez
RF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
6Scott Feldman
7Brad Peacock
8Dan Straily
9David Paulino
Relief Pitcher
R1Ken Giles
2Luke Gregerson
3Pat Neshek
4Tony Sipp
5Will Harris
6Josh Fields
7Michael Feliz
8Dan Straily
9Jandel Gustave
10Daniel Reynolds
11Juan Minaya
12Jake Buchanan