The Los Angeles Angels have placed 32-year old righty closer Huston Street on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained oblique muscle. He has pitched in 9 games (0 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 1-0 with 5 saves, a 1.17 ERA and a 0.79 WHIP. He has been outstanding since the Angels traded for him a few years ago, as he has pitched in 99 games (0 starts) in his first three years with them and he is 5-5 with 62 saves, a 2.62 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. Lucky for them that they have 32-year old righty reliever Joe Smith to step in for Street as the closer until he’s ready to return to action. Smith has pitched in 12 games (0 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 0-1 with 1 save, a 3.00 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. Smith has now pitched in 158 games (0 starts) in his first three years with the Angels and he is 12-8 with 21 saves, a 2.66 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP.
UPDATE: (4/29/2016) – The Angels will call up 24-year old righty reliever Cam Bedrosian to replace Street in the bullpen before tonight’s game. Bedrosian pitched in 2 games (0 starts) earlier this year for the Angels and he was 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA and a 2.00 WHIP. He has now pitched in 53 games (0 starts) in his first three years in the show and he is 1-1 with a 5.76 ERA and a 1.79 WHIP.