SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 6: Huston Street #16 of the San Diego Padres pitches during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Petco Park on August 6, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
#Padres closer Huston Street reinstated from the DL.— Jeff Sanders (@NCTPadres) September 21, 2012
Street, 29, has been out since August 11 with a left calf strain. He experienced several setbacks in recovery but is finally ready to rejoin the big-league team. Street will most likely retain his job as the team’s closer.
For the year, his first in San Diego, Street holds a miniscule 0.75 ERA and forty-five strikeouts in thirty-six innings. The right-hander also has twenty-one saves to go along with his other stellar numbers.
After Street’s injury, the closer role was designated to two pitchers, Luke Gregerson and Dale Thayer, with the former taking most of the opportunities. The Padres (72-78) currently sit in fourth place in the NL West and are out of contention for a playoff spot.