It is being reported that the San Diego Padres have traded closer Huston Street to the Los Angeles Angels.
Yet I am watching the Mets-Padres game as I write this and as of a few minutes ago, Street was in the bullpen in a Padres uniform.
But if he is heading down the road it will have happened days after being at the All-Star Game for the second time in his career although he did not get into the game.
The Angels bullpen has been the weak link in an otherwise revitalized team. When Ernesto Frieri struggled, he was traded to the Pirates for Jason Grilli who has largely filled a set up role for Joe Smith. Although Street has had a good year in San Diego I’m not sure he’ll be much of an improvement over Smith who has 15 saves. Street is pitching in his 10th big league season. He won the AL Rookie of the Year in 2005 while a member of the Oakland A’s. Street later pitched for the Colorado Rockies before becoming a member of the Padres in 2012.
Well, Joaquin Benoit pitched the ninth inning for the Padres and gave up the go ahead run. It looks like Street is moving down the road to LA.