Luke Gregerson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Astros' Luke Gregerson: Will open season as closer

    CBS Sports "Manager A.J. Hinch said Monday morning that Gregerson will open the season as the Astros' primary closer, Julia Morales of ROOT Sports reports. It was expected that Ken Giles would open the season as the Astros' closer, but he struggled a bit this spring and in his first season with the Astros,..." April 04

  • Luke Gregerson wants to close for Astros despite Ken Giles' arrival

    Houston Chronicle "Luke Gregerson still wants to close. A full-time closer for the first time in his career in 2015, Gregerson came to spring training in an apparent position to cede the ninth-inning job to newcomer Ken Giles, a flamethrower the Astros gave up a big package for in a trade with the..." February 19

  • Astros' Luke Gregerson arrives with left oblique soreness

    Houston Chronicle "Astros reliever Luke Gregerson will be limited as camp gets underway because of left oblique soreness he suffered in the last week while throwing, manager A.J. Hinch said Thursday morning. "He may be held out of some drills and some throwing until that's resolved," Hinch said. "It's not..." February 18

  • Astros lack heat, which puts heat on Gregerson

    Houston Chronicle "Cool Hand Luke didn’t waver. If the Astros do acquire a reliever who becomes their closer — someone who becomes clearly their best high-leverage, typical ninth-inning option — it’s not because Luke Gregerson was a problem for them. Signed last year to a three-year deal, the righthanded..." November 24

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    Jose de Jesus Ortiz @OrtizKicks

    Gregerson won't be here until tomorrow, Hinch said.

  • Luke Gregerson takes short leave from Astros to be with wife, new baby

    Houston Chronicle "A night after manager A.J. Hinch elected not to go to his closer, Luke Gregerson, with a tie game in the ninth inning, he didn’t have his closer available at all. The reason, though, was happy as can be, even if the effect on the pennant race is less than ideal. Gregerson left the team..." September 17

  • Luke Gregerson back with Astros

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros activated RHP Luke Gregerson from the Family Medical Emergency List, the team announced." May 12

  • Astros place Luke Gregerson on the family emergency medical list

    Hardball Talk "Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros have placed closer Luke Gregerson on the family emergency medical list. To take his place on the roster, the Astros promoted Asher Wojciechowski from Triple-A Fresno. Chad Qualls will serve as the Astros’ interim closer." May 08

  • Luke Gregerson named Astros closer

    The Crawfish Boxes "The closer carousel stops on Gregerson for the Astros. The Astros signed Luke Gregerson and Pat Neshek to improve a bullpen that had a league-worst 4.80 ERA. The Astros announced today that Gregerson will enter the 2015 season as the Astros closer - as reported by's Brian..." March 31

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Source: Luke Gregerson going to A's for Seth Smith. 1-for-1 deal.

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    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    One more to watch on deadline day: #Padres more likely to deal Thatcher than Gregerson. Saying no to all deals for any of their OFs

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    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    Pirates and Red Sox two of the teams sniffing on Padres reliever Luke Gregerson.

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Padres are listening on Gregerson/Thatcher interest but they'd have to be inspired by an offer to move either guy.

  • Padres' Gregerson, Brewers' Axford drawing interest on bullpen market

    CBS Sports "Teams involved in the trade market for relievers say Padres right-hander Luke Gregerson may be the best available remaining reliever and could be the next one traded. The number of teams looking for bullpen help has shrunk slightly with the Phillies no longer in buy mode. The number of..." July 28

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    #padres getting a lot of hits on Luke Gregerson more than on Huston Street. 1 of best set-up men in game.