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.