Drafting Huston Street is usually accompanied by the simultaneous holding of one's nose. From 2013-2015 this turned out to be unnecessary, but last year, fears came to fruition. The fragile Street returned, missing five weeks early with a strained oblique, then having his season cut short, missing the last two months after knee surgery in August. Assuming that he's fully recovered in the spring, that brings us to the other issue; when healthy in 2016, Street was dismal, sporting career-worst strikeout and walk rates by a large margin. Toting a fastball averaging just 88 mph, Street already has little margin of error. After working successfully on the edges for several years, there's a good chance that Street's days of getting by with mediocre stuff are waning. In fact, it's already clear the veteran righty must earn the closer gig in the Cactus League with the odds not in his favor. Street doesn't fan sufficient hitters to be fantasy viable unless he's getting saves.
Street (back) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday, and if all goes well, he will throw off a mound Friday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Wednesday's bullpen session will mark the first time the veteran closer has thrown since injuring his lat March 3. Street was moved to the 60-day disabled list this month, so he won't be eligible to return to the majors until June 1 at the earliest. The Angels' closer position has been hit hard with injuries this season, so it is unclear how things will stand once the 33-year-old regains his health. Given his pedigree and previous success as a closer, Street could potentially regain his role once he is activated.
Street (back) is dealing with a "mild shoulder impingement" and has had his throwing program slowed down, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reported Monday. The Angels shifted Street to the 60-day disabled list earlier on Monday, and this was likely a big factor in that decision. Street won't be eligible to return until June as a result, but it was unlikely that he would take the mound in the season's first two months regardless. Cam Bedrosian will be first in line for saves in Anaheim until Street is back and healthy.
Street was transferred to the 60-day DL Monday. The move was made to make room on the 40-man roster for Parker Bridwell, who was recently acquired in a trade with the Orioles. This move makes sense, as the Angels are expected to be overly cautious with Street given his injury-filled past. Cam Bedrosian will continue to see the majority of save chances while Street remains out.
Street (back) threw from 60 feet Tuesday, MLB.com's Maria I. Guardado reports. The Angels are expected to continue being cautious with Street, who is currently on the 10-day DL, given his injury-filled past. In 22.1 innings last season, Street posted a 6.45 ERA. Cam Bedrosian is expected to be the leader of the Angels' closer-by-committee contingent in Street's stead.
Street (back) has been placed on the 10-day DL. Street recently underwent a platelet-rich plasma injection and is expected to resume throwing Tuesday. The Angels will likely be patient with Street as he works his way back, given his extensive injury history. Cam Bedrosian appears to be locked in as the Angels' closer for at least the early portion of the season.
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