The Colorado Rockies have agreed to send closer Huston Street to the San Diego Padres in return for a minor leaguer, according to a tweet from Thomas Harding of MLB.com.
According to Harding, the Padres are expected to pick up most of the remaining $8 million in guaranteed money on Street’s current deal, which could mean that the Rockies are clearing space to make a free-agent move. Street, 28, will likely serve as a replacement closer for San Diego who lost Heath Bell to the Marlins in free-agency this week.
There had been a great deal of interest in Street from teams this offseason. It had previously been reported that the Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Miami Marlins, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, and the New York Mets were all interested in the right-hander. Last season in 58.1 innings pitched, Street posted 55 strikeouts and a 29 saves with a 3.68 ERA.