Angels closer Huston Street had to be carried off the field in the ninth inning after suffering what appeared to be a serious injury. MLB.com’s Mike DiGiovanna is calling it an apparent groin injury.
Street allowed a leadoff single to Brad Miller, who then stole second base in a 2-2 game. Franklin Gutierrez then hit a ground ball to third baseman David Freese. Street broke to cover third base, which is when he suffered the injury.
The Angels should pass along more info soon. Street, 32, dealt with a strained groin in July. It’s possible he reaggravated the injury on the play.
Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are interested in free agent pitcher Rick Porcello and have been speaking to his agent.
Porcello is coming off a pretty dreadful 2019 season in which he went 14-12 with a 5.52 ERA in 32 starts. That ERA was the worst in the majors among qualified starters. He’s also pretty homer happy. But (a) he’s durable; and (b) a change of scenery and a move to a more pitcher-friendly division and park might do him some good, so it’s not like he’s a bad guy for the Mets to be looking at. He’s only going to be 31 next season and he’s just a year removed from a decent season.
There are far worse bounceback candidates.