Street Returns to Closing
is back in the closer role for the Rockies.
Manager Clint Hurdle announced on Friday afternoon that, who had replaced Street in the ninth-inning job the second week of the season, will be stretched out in early situation in an effort to overcome the inconsistency that has troubled him since the start of last season.
Corpas earned a save at Arizona on April 21, his first in one year and two days. He gave up runs in three of four appearances during the just-completed 3-3 home stand, and suffered two of the losses.
Street has worked in five of the last six games, and is coming off a save on Wednesday when he struck out all three San Diego players he faced. He is unscored upon in six of his last eight appearances.
“Huston has made progress, Manny has not,’’ said Hurdle. “What we will do with Manny is revisit what we did when we first brought him up. It won’t be the eighth. We will look for some situations for him, stretching him out a little. He has to have better consistency and location for him to stay and contribute.’’
The Rockies appear ready to make a roster move.
Left-hander Randy Flores is expected to join the team this weekend. Signed to a minor-league contract after undergoing off-season surgery, Flores has a 2.89 ERA in 9 1/3 innings over 10 appearances at Triple-A Colorado Springs. He had a chance to opt out of his control Thursday if he wasn’t called up.