Updated: Huston Street’s Comeback Hits a Bump

May 15, 2010 | 10:23 pm | 11  

Rockies closer Huston Street, out since the season started with right shoulder inflammation, was on a schedule to rejoin the Rockies after their upcoming road trip. The plan is open to revision, particularly after Street’s second rehab appearance for Double-A Tulsa on Saturday night.

Street came out of the game with a groin injury after throwing only five pitches in the Drillers 1-0 victory at Arkansas.

Key for the Rockies is that the arm was not involved. The concern is that the club received varying reports on the severity of the injury. The Rockies will reassess Street’s status before revising his workout schedule.

Street struck out Carlos Colmenares on three pitches, and then fell behind 2-0 to Abel Nieves. At that point there was an “injury delay,” according to the official play-by-play. Al Alburquerque then came into pitch and walked Nieves. The Drillers’ website reported that after the second ball to Nieves, “Street motioned to the Tulsa dugout. He was promptly removed and taken to the Tulsa clubhouse by trainer Austin O’Shea.”

Street made his Tulsa debut with a shutout inning on Thursday. He was supposed to work Saturday, and a two-inning stint on Tuesday before back-to-back appearances at Triple A Colorado Springs next weekend with the idea he would rejoin the Rockies when they open their next homestand, May 25.

11 Comments »

  • Brett | May 15, 2010 | 11:36 pm

    Wow

  • GARY | May 16, 2010 | 12:53 am

    OMG! Will this ever end? Even if Francis is shakey today,if he can walk away healthy it will be a major lift.Hope Manuel channels’o7,and Bucholtz becomes the second coming of himself.

  • Erik | May 16, 2010 | 6:44 am

    Nooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

  • Karl | May 16, 2010 | 7:14 am

    Could have woken up to better news. Hopefully it is just minor and he is still back in a couple of weeks. Would sure be nice to have Street and Bucholtz back in the pen. Can’t ever have enough quality arms as we have seen this year.

  • Robb | May 16, 2010 | 9:24 am

    Can we at least explore the possibility that Street is overreacting? I know if a guy says his arm hurts, it needs to be explored. But, he has been seen by a variety of experts, had two MRI’s, and nothing shows up. Maybe they missed something, which I hope is not the case.

  • Rich M | May 16, 2010 | 11:39 am

    Whats this – I thought we lost Alburquerque a few weeks back?

  • Ryan | May 16, 2010 | 12:43 pm

    Robb, the one problem is that the way Street pitches can be rough on a shoulder and elbow. If something is wrong and he overcompensates with one of the shoulder muscles, a single pitch could cause damage. On the positive side being that this was a rehab start, if he felt something wasn’t quite right, he would pull himself out of the game. So maybe there was no real damage, and something just felt odd. Hopefully.

  • Jon | May 16, 2010 | 1:05 pm

    Street has said that it’s a leg injury and not a shoulder injury, so hopefully it doesn’t put him out of action for too long.

    Jon

  • Tracy Ringolsby | May 16, 2010 | 7:01 pm

    Albuquerque was taken off 40 man but not claimed on waivers so he’s still with Rockies.

  • Doctor_Christopher | May 16, 2010 | 9:50 pm

    Everyone – deep breath. Its a groin strain. He didn’t tear it, its not an arm. Its better to be safe than sorry. Lets wait til we get the full report. From what it sounds like, maybe this means another week or so on his rehab stint. The good news is that Corpas has looked great the past couple of games. Its not like the pen has been the major factor in the early seaon problems (yes we probably lost three games due to it, but overall has been strong).

  • Rocky | May 18, 2010 | 12:24 pm

    It’s starting to seem like Street is made of glass. Isn’t this why the A’s were willing to let him go.