According to ESPN and Sirius XM radio host Jim Bowden, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are on the verge of acquiring San Diego Padres’ closer Huston Street. While neither side is commenting, Bowden has not stated who would be coming back to San Diego for a closer of Street’s caliber.
There have been rumors swirling for weeks of an impending fire sale by the Padres on the heels of their putrid hitting, their great pitching, and ownership’s dismissal of former general manager Josh Byrnes. The team has been on the search for a new GM for weeks, and finally have their list of finalists together.
Street, who made the National League All-Star team as a replacement for teammate Tyson Ross, has been rumored to have garnered interest from multiple teams, including the Baltimore Orioles, the Oakland A’s, and previously, the Detroit Tigers, who have now focused on re-acquiring former closer and set-up man Joaquin Benoit from the Padres.