Angels pick up option on closer Street
The Angels retained a big piece of their bullpen on Thursday, picking up their $7 million option on closer Huston Street.
The Halos acquired Street in a July 19 trade with the Padres, and he pitched 28 games for them down the stretch, converting 17 of 19 save chances. Overall, the 31-year-old right-hander posted career-bests with 41 saves and a 1.37 ERA in 59 1/3 innings, striking out 57 and walking 14.
Street has collected 275 saves over 10 big league seasons, putting him fifth on the active list. He’s saved at least 20 games for six straight years.
On the other hand, the Angels declined their $4.5 million option on lefty reliever Sean Burnett, who pitched only 10 1/3 innings for the club over the past two seasons due to injury.