Angels looking “inside and outside” for bullpen help
Angels closer Huston Street suffered an ugly-looking groin injury on Saturday night and the club is scrambling for bullpen help. Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Angels are looking “inside and outside the organization” for relievers, per GM Bill Stoneman.
Any reliever the Angels acquire from outside the organization would not be eligible for the post-season, if the Angels were to find themselves there. Vinnie Pestano, who spent most of the season with Triple-A Salt Lake, could be added to the 40-man roster. He had a 2.10 ERA in 34 1/3 innings with Salt Lake, but struggled in 11 2/3 innings at the major league level, allowing nine runs on 15 hits and eight walks with 13 strikeouts.
Street’s season is likely over. He’ll finish with a 3.18 ERA and a 57/20 K/BB ratio over 62 1/3 innings while going 40-for-45 in save chances.