By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
San Diego Padres will have to look for a new closer in the coming days. Their former closer Huston Street is being dealt to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
It’s unclear what the package will be. As the package gets finalized, then we will know who will be going back to San Diego.
Taylor Lindsay has been mentioned as the possible player being sent back to San Diego. He was scratched from the lineup at Triple-A Salt Lake Bees tonight.
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Street would move into the Angels’ closer role. Joe Smith will be moved to the setup role.
He is due the remainder of his $7 million contract this season. The 30-year-old also has a club option for $7 million, which is expected to be picked up by the Angels.
This season, Street is 1-0 with 24 saves in 33 games. He has a 1.09 ERA with a 0.76 WHIP and 34 strikeouts to 7 walks.
If this deal is finalized, Street would be returning to the American League. He last played in that league with the Oakland Athletics during the 2008 season.
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During that season, he went 7-5 with a 3.73 ERA in 63 games. He had 37 games finished and 18 saves over 70 innings.
Street allowed 58 hits and 29 earned runs.
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