In his first outing, Huston Street exited before he could complete one inning with what the Angels were calling triceps irritation. Turns out it was a lat strain.
The top closer candidate for the Halos bullpen has not seen action on a mound in any game since last August when he was battling knee and oblique injuries. With only 22 1/3 innings with a 6.45 ERA, and a $10 million club option with a $1 million dollar buyout at the end of the season, the club has been hoping for more in 2017.
But as of right now, the latter is the likely scenario. So unless Street gets back on track this season, the closer job is down to Andrew Bailey and Cam Bedrosian.
And then there’s next season.