Padres place closer Street on DL
San Diego Padres closer Huston Street was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a strain near his pitching shoulder.
The team said Street has a strained right lat. He left Friday night’s game against Miami after issuing a two-out walk in the 10th inning and was scheduled for an MRI exam Saturday. The right-hander said he didn’t think it was a major injury.
San Diego selected the contract of right-hander Miles Mikolas from Double-A San Antonio and transferred infielder Logan Forsythe from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL. Forsythe was put on the disabled list March 26 with a broken left foot.
In his first season with the Padres, Street has four saves and a 0.93 ERA in 10 appearances. The 2005 AL Rookie of the Year was acquired from Colorado in a December trade.
Street became the fifth Padres pitcher to land on the 15-day disabled list this season. One of them, left-hander Cory Luebke, expressed concern Saturday about his strained elbow.
Luebke, who went on the disabled list Wednesday, retroactive to April 28, said the injury might be more serious than originally thought.
“It’s one of those injuries where you never know when it’s going to come up and bite you,” he said. “We still don’t know what’s going on. The symptoms are pointing (toward ligament damage).”
Luebke, who had an MRI on Wednesday, is 3-1 with a 2.61 ERA in five starts. All three of his wins have stopped San Diego losing streaks.