Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that Angels GM Billy Eppler told reliever Huston Street he’ll have to compete to take ownership of the closer’s role next spring. Cam Bedrosian is another candidate for the role.
Street, 33, made only 26 appearances during the 2016 season due to oblique, hamstring, and knee injuries. He missed the final two months after undergoing knee surgery. Overall, the right-hander compiled a 6.45 ERA with a 14/12 K/BB ratio and nine saves across 22 1/3 innings.
Bedrosian, meanwhile, broke out with a 1.12 ERA and a 51/14 K/BB ratio in 40 1/3 innings. The 25-year-old is, no surprise, the son of Steve Bedrosian, who won a Cy Young Award as the Phillies’ closer in 1987.
A day after throwing an immaculate inning — getting through an inning on three consecutive strikeouts with nine pitches — against the Mariners, Dodgers reliever Zac Rosscup was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left calf strain. The move made room on the 25-man roster for Kenley Jansen, who is back after missing some time due to an irregular heartbeat.
Rosscup pitched the ninth inning of Sunday’s 12-1 win over the Mariners. He struck out Kyle Seager, Ryon Healy, and Cameron Maybin on three pitches each. Rosscup is the fourth pitcher to throw an immaculate inning this season, joining Kevin Gausman, Max Scherzer, and German Marquez. 2018’s four immaculate innings is still far behind 2017’s record of eight.
Rosscup has pitched only 6 2/3 innings in the majors this year. He has yielded five runs (all earned) on seven hits and a walk with 10 strikeouts. He missed a significant amount of time earlier this season due to a blister on his left middle finger.