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Luke Gregerson | Relief Pitcher | #44

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: St. Xavier (IL)
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 28 (0) / STL
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Cardinals signed RHP Luke Gregerson to a two-year, $11 million contract.
The deal was agreed upon Sunday and then officially announced by the Cardinals on Wednesday after Gregerson passed his physical. The 33-year-old right-hander struggled with the Astros in 2017, but he had a 2.84 ERA and 537 strikeouts in 538 innings between 2009-2016. St. Louis drafted him out of college back in 2006 and he figures to work in a setup role in his return to the organization. Dec 13 - 5:40 PM

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Cardinals have agreed to a two-year, $11 million contract with free agent right-hander Luke Gregerson.

The deal also includes a vesting option for a third season. The 33-year-old had a down year in 2017, compiling a 4.57 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 70/20 K/BB ratio across 61 innings for the Astros. He's still considered one of the most reliable right-handed setup men in the league and will make for a nice addition to the Cardinals bullpen.
Dec 10 - 4:25 PM

Luke Gregerson was credited with his first save after retiring all four Mariners he faced on Tuesday.

Gregerson entered with the tying run on deck in the eighth, putting him in line for the save even though it was a 6-2 game. He's recovered pretty well lately from a disappointing first month. Since May 9, he's allowed just five runs and struck out 34 in 25 2/3 innings.
Jul 18 - 11:35 PM

Luke Gregerson gave up three runs in an inning Thursday, taking his ERA to 8.49 this season.

Gregerson has gone scoreless in 11 of his 14 appearances, but the problem is that he's given up 11 runs in those other three outings, including five in his last two. Will Harris might get more looks in the eighth until Gregerson gets his ERA down.
May 4 - 6:15 PM

Luke Gregerson was shelled for six runs while retiring only one batter in a loss to the Royals on Saturday.

He came on to start the eighth inning in relief of Dallas Keuchel, who was masterful through seven. The only out Gregerson recorded came on a sacrifice bunt. He walked the first man he faced and then proceeded to give up five hits -- including homers by Eric Hosmer and Sal Perez. This game will elicit groans from any fantasy owners unlucky enough to have Gregerson in their lineup today. It will take the veteran reliever a long time to dilute his 16.20 ERA back down to a respectable level after this beatdown.
Apr 8 - 10:03 PM

Luke Gregerson is expected to pitch for Team USA in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.

Gregerson also pitched in the last WBC in 2013. The 32-year-old posted a 3.28 ERA and 67/18 K/BB ratio over 57 2/3 innings this past season and projects to open 2017 in a set-up role with Houston.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 12:39:00 PM

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.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 06:08:00 PM

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.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 03:37:00 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.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 06:41:00 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.
Mon, Aug 8, 2016 07:42:00 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.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 03:49:00 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.
Thu, Jul 7, 2016 12:25:00 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.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 03:42:00 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.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 03:19:00 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.
Mon, Jun 6, 2016 09:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Carson Kelly
1B1Jose Martinez
2Luke Voit
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
3Breyvic Valera
SS1Paul DeJong
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Jedd Gyorko
LF1Tommy Pham
2Tyler O'Neill
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Harrison Bader
3Magneuris Sierra
4Oscar Mercado
RF1Stephen Piscotty
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Michael Wacha
5Luke Weaver
6Miles Mikolas
7John Gant
8Alex Reyes
9Austin Gomber
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Tyler Lyons
3Matt Bowman
4Brett Cecil
5John Brebbia
6Sam Tuivailala
7Ryan Sherriff
8Jack Flaherty
9Sandy Alcantara
10Joshua Lucas
11Derian Gonzalez