Updated: Huston Street’s Comeback Hits a Bump
Rockies closer, 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.