Rockies closer Houston Street shut down again
TUCSON, Ariz. – Colorado Rockies closer Huston Street has had another setback in his attempt to overcome the right shoulder stiffness that has bothered him all spring.
Street was shutdown for the third time this spring Wednesday, a week after the right-hander said the plan was to see if he could work his way through the stiffness by going on a throwing program.
Street will open the season on the disabled list. Left-hander Franklin Morales, who filled in for Street last September, will handle the ninth-inning chores to open the season.
Street is hoping to be able to join the Rockies’ active roster by May 1, but trainer Keith Dugger is not setting any deadlines.