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Luke Gregerson | Relief Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Luke Gregerson pitched a clean ninth inning against the A's on Sunday, notching his fourth save of the season.
The Astros scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning on an Evan Gattis double and Gregerson made sure that his teammates' comeback efforts were not in vain, nailing down the save to secure a 7-6 win. It was a nice rebound, as it comes just two days after Gregerson blew a 10th inning opportunity. He's now 4-for-5 in save opportunities and sports an even 2.00 ERA and 8/1 K/BB ratio over nine innings. Apr 26 - 7:55 PM

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Luke Gregerson blew his first save Friday after giving up two runs in the 10th against the A's.

Gregerson came in after the Astros scored twice in the top of the inning, but he faltered for the first time this year. Part of the blame goes to Jose Altuve, who should have had Stephen Vogt at first for the final out of the game, except he made a high underhand toss of the wet ball, giving Vogt time to race down the line and beat it out. The two runs Gregerson allowed were the first he's given up this season.
Apr 25 - 2:02 AM

Luke Gregerson picked up his third save of the season, closing out the Astros' 7-5 win over the Mariners on Monday.

Gregerson brought the tying run to the plate after issuing a two-out walk to Kyle Seager, but he got Seth Smith to strike out swinging to end the ballgame. Gregerson remains unscored upon while converting all three save opportunities with a 7/1 K/BB ratio in seven innings.
Apr 21 - 1:46 AM

Luke Gregerson nailed down the save for the Astros in an Opening Day victory over the Indians.

Gregerson, making his Astros debut after signing a three-year, $18.5 million deal in December, set down Michael Brantley, Carlos Santana, and Yan Gomes on two ground outs and a strikeout. Though he's never been a full-time closer until now, Gregerson has been consistently elite throughout his career and should have no problem closing out games in Houston.
Apr 6 - 9:44 PM

Luke Gregerson has been named the Astros' closer.

It was a predictable decision. Gregerson posted a 2.12 ERA and 59/15 K/BB ratio in 72 1/3 innings last season for the A's and should carry considerable fantasy value this year on a quickly-improving Astros team.
Mar 31 - 4:12 PM

Astros signed RHP Luke Gregerson to a three-year, $18.5 million contract.

There are also incentives in the deal that could take the total value of the contract to $21 million. Gregerson has been one of baseball's better setup men for years now, boasting a career 2.75 career ERA, including a 2.12 mark this past season for the A's. He's likely the favorite to close for the Astros.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 01:09:00 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Astros have signed reliever Luke Gregerson to a three-year, $18.5 million contract.

The Astros fell short in their bids for Andrew Miller and David Robertson, but Gregerson is a pretty good Plan B at this price. The 30-year-old owns a 2.75 career ERA, including a 2.12 ERA and 59/15 K/BB ratio over 72 1/3 innings this past season. He has mostly served as a set-up man in his career, but he could be in the mix for the closer role with Houston in 2015.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 09:22:00 AM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that Luke Gregerson is "likely to get a three-year deal, at minimum."

Cotillo says there's been a "ton" of interest in the reliever to the point that he might even get a fourth year. It's hard to blame Gregerson for asking for four years after Andrew Miller got it. The setup man boasts a 2.75 career ERA, including a 2.12 mark this past season for the A's.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 11:06:00 PM

Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports that the Red Sox are "looking at" Luke Gregerson as a potential fit for their bullpen.

Nothing is considered imminent. Gregerson, 30, compiled a 2.12 ERA and 59/15 K/BB ratio in 72 1/3 innings this past season with Oakland and could be a candidate to close somewhere. The White Sox are another team who reportedly have interest.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 12:26:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the White Sox like free agent reliever Luke Gregerson.

The White Sox reportedly have strong interest in free agent closer David Robertson, but Gregerson would be a cheaper alternative. The 30-year-old had an excellent 2.12 ERA and 59/15 K/BB ratio in 72 1/3 innings this past season with Oakland. One potential advantage for the White Sox is that he's from the Chicago area.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 10:24:00 AM

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.
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 01:20:00 AM

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.
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 08:06:00 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.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 02:43:00 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.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 01:21:00 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.
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 12:57:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
1B1Chris Carter
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Robbie Grossman
CF1Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
2L.J. Hoes
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Roberto Hernandez
5Brad Peacock
6Brett Oberholtzer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Samuel Deduno
8Joe Thatcher