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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
Contract: view contract details

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Luke Gregerson (ankle) is expected to be available to pitch in this week's series against the Athletics.
Gregerson hasn't pitched since August 18 due to a left ankle injury. He has thrown off the mound in recent days and was scheduled to do so again on Monday, which should determine when he'll be ready to return. Aug 29 - 6:08 PM

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Astros activated RHP Luke Gregerson from the 15-day disabled list.

Gregerson misse a few weeks of action with a strained oblique. He'll return to a setup role for the Astros.
Aug 12 - 3:37 PM

Luke Gregerson (oblique) is scheduled to throw an "aggressive" bullpen session on Wednesday.

If it goes well, he could be activated off the disabled list Friday without a minor league rehab assignment. Gregerson has been sidelined since July 28 because of a left oblique strain. Ken Giles recently took over at closer for the Astros with Will Harris shifting into more of a low-leverage role.
Aug 9 - 6:41 PM

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said that Luke Gregerson (oblique) throw off the mound Monday.

Gregerson hit the disabled list in late July with a left oblique strain, but he's said to be progressing well. It's unclear if he'll require a minor league rehab assignment before rejoining the Astros.
Aug 8 - 7:42 PM

Astros placed RHP Luke Gregerson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 28, with a left oblique strain.

Gregerson hadn't appeared in a game for Houston since last Wednesday, and now we know why. The setup man will aim to return when first eligible, or shortly thereafter.
Aug 2 - 3:49 PM

Luke Gregerson notched his 14th save of the season, but his first since May 31st on Wednesday despite allowing four baserunners and giving up a run.

Gregerson got the save opportunity only because current Astros' closer Will Harris was unavailable after pitching each of the last three days. Gregerson walked three batters and gave up a run-scoring double to bring the Mariners to within one run before striking out Dae-Ho Lee to end the game. The save was Gregerson's 14th but he is unlikely to get another opportunity anytime soon.
Jul 7 - 12:25 AM

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

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

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2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
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5Mike Fiers
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Relief Pitcher
R1Ken Giles
2Will Harris
3Luke Gregerson
4Tony Sipp
5Chris Devenski
6Michael Feliz
7David Paulino
8Jandel Gustave
9James Hoyt
10Brady Rodgers
11Kevin Chapman