Huston Street came over the Angels last July in a trade with the Padres and now he wants to stay there for the long haul.
According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Street said today that negotiations with the Angels regarding a contract extension have been “steady” for several weeks and he’s hopeful something will get done by the start of the season.
Street, who is serving as his own agent, is currently due to become a free agent after the 2015 season. He believes that something in the neighborhood of David Robertson’s contract with the White Sox (four years, $46 million) and Andrew Miller’s contract with the Yankees (four years, $36 million) is a fair comparison for what he’s worth.
“If you look at what Miller and Robertson got, I think something between them is justifiable,” Street said Thursday, the day pitchers and catchers reported for spring training. “It’s a principle thing for me. I have the best save percentage in baseball that last four or five years. What’s a guy like that worth?”
Street will be 32 in August and has an injury history, so you can understand if the Angels are reluctant to go four years on him, but there’s no questioning his performance. He owns a 1.97 ERA in 159 appearances dating back to the start of 2012.
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly had his suspension for throwing pitches near the heads of Houston hitters reduced to five games on appeal.
Kelly was originally penalized eight games by Major League Baseball on July 29, a day after throwing a 96 mph fastball near the head of Houston’s Alex Bregman and two curveballs that brushed back Carlos Correa.
The Dodgers on Wednesday confirmed the reduced penalty.
Kelly went on the 10-day injured list retroactive to last Sunday with right shoulder inflammation. He will serve his suspension when he returns.
After striking out Corea, Kelly curled his lip into a pouting expression and exchanged words with the shortstop.
Benches cleared after Kelly’s actions during the sixth inning of Los Angeles’ 5-2 win at Houston in the teams’ first meeting since it was revealed the Astros stole signs en route to a 2017 World Series title over the Dodgers.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts served his one-game suspension the same day the penalty was handed down. Astros manager Dusty Baker was fined an undisclosed amount.
Kelly denied that he purposely threw at the Astros. He has previously been suspended in his career for throwing at a batter.
The penalties were imposed by former pitcher Chris Young, MLB’s senior vice president of baseball operations, who issued his first ruling since taking over the job from Joe Torre.