Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Angels' closer goes on DL

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Angels closer Huston Street has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained left oblique muscle, the team announced Thursday.

Street injured himself warming up Wednesday. The 32-year-old right-hander has converted all five of his save opportunities this season with a 1.17 ERA, allowing just four hits and one run over nine appearances.

The Angels are uncertain how long Street will be out. Their new closer will be eighth-inning specialist Joe Smith, who earned the save Wednesday night when Los Angeles completed a three-game sweep of the Royals.

The Angels likely will call up a reliever today.

CUBS INJURIES: LF Kris Bryant of the Cubs hurt his right ankle against the Brewers and left the game in the fifth inning. The team said last season's NL rookie of the year rolled his ankle running the bases in the third. In other injury news, C Miguel Montero was placed on the 15-day DL with lower-back tightness. C Tim Federowicz was called up from Triple-A Iowa.

RIPKENS DIVORCE: Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., 55, and Kelly Ripken, 57, have divorced after being married nearly 30 years. The divorce was finalized in Baltimore County Circuit Court, according to the former player's spokesman, John Maroon, and their pleadings have been sealed. "Everything is private, so we're not saying anything about the cause," Kelly Ripken's lawyer, Sanford Ain, told the Baltimore Sun. The Ripkens wed in 1987 and have two adult children.

SUSPENSION: Twins OF Reynaldo Rodriguez, an All-Star at Triple A last year, has been suspended 80 games after a positive test under the minor-league drug program. The commissioner's office said he tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. There have been 37 suspensions this year under the program.

BREWERS: 2B Scooter Gennett was put on the 15-day DL with right oblique tightness, and RHP Matt Garza was moved to the 60-day DL.

DODGERS: Broadcasters Rick Monday, 70, and Charley Steiner, 66, have signed multiyear deals to continue their 12-year partnership on the team's flagship radio station.

WHITE SOX: Closer David Robertson will miss at least three games after being placed on the bereavement list because of the death of his father-in-law.

Angels' closer goes on DL 04/28/16 [Last modified: Thursday, April 28, 2016 9:50pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

Copyright: For copyright information, please check with the distributor of this item, Associated Press.
    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rays have their chances, but end up with another loss (w/video)

    The Heater

    TORONTO — The litany of games the Rays have given away this season is long enough, arguably too lengthy. So the only way to get to the postseason is make up for some of those losses by grabbing some wins when the opportunity is presented, especially at this time of year when the margin is diminished and the stakes …

    Associated Press
  2. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Wednesday's Rays-Blue Jays game

    The Heater

    You wonder if the scouting reports and/or workload are catching up to rookie RHP Jake Faria. The bottom line wasn't bad again, three runs in 51/3 innings, but he's having to work harder to get there.

  3. Rays journal: Chris Archer eager for eventful final stretch

    The Heater

    TORONTO — RHP Chris Archer takes the mound today for the Rays as they head into the final 40 games of the season with little margin for error as they battle for an American League playoff spot.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer (22) takes a moment on the mound in the second inning of the game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, August 6, 2017.
  4. Tim Tebow's slump continues, as does fan support

    Sports

    CLEARWATER — On July 29, playing against the Charlotte Stone Crabs, Tim Tebow smacked a mammoth three-run homer, helping the St. Lucie Mets cruise to a 10-3 victory at Charlotte Sports Park.

    St. Lucie’s Tim Tebow, shown Monday at Spectrum Field, struggled at the plate Wednesday against the Threshers.
  5. Rays at Blue Jays, 4:07 p.m. Thursday

    The Heater

    Today: at Blue Jays

    4:07, Rogers Centre, Toronto

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun, 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

    Rays info: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297

    Probable pitchers

    Rays: RH Chris Archer (8-7, 3.84)

    JAYS: RH Chris Rowley (1-0, 1.69)