Astros plan to ease off Luke Gregerson in the closer’s role

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Right-hander Will Harris got the save in Sunday’s 5-2 win against the Athletics, sealing up a series sweep. Astros manager A.J. Hinch plans to ease off Luke Gregerson in the closer’s role,’s Alyson Footer reports, which means Harris and Ken Giles could see some save opportunities going forward.

Gregerson has blown his last two save opportunities, giving him five blown saves on the year with a 4.56 ERA. Giles, who many thought would serve as the club’s closer to begin the season, has one save and a 5.55 ERA. Harris, with a 0.34 ERA after Sunday’s performance, has been the only real bright spot in the Astros’ bullpen thus far.

Despite the bullpen woes, the Astros are 28-30, 6.5 games out in third place in the AL West.