Rockies’ Street gets good news on MRI |

Rockies’ Street gets good news on MRI

Jim Armstrong
The Denver Post
Colorado Rockies Huston Street (16) delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies in game 2 of the NLDS Thursday, October 8, 2009 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. John Leyba, The Denver Post

TUCSON – The Rockies – and closer Huston Street in particular – are breathing a sigh of relief today.

An MRI on Street’s troublesome throwing shoulder came back negative, meaning there is no structural damage. However, there is still inflammation and there is no set timetable on when Street will begin throwing.

“Good news,” a relieved Street said this morning. “Everything in the shoulder is structurally sound. Now it’s just a matter of getting the shoulder back, getting some strength back and working through this as fast as we can.”

Manager Jim Tracy has said that it’s impossible to tell when Street will be ready to throw again, let alone pitch in a game situation. So there is a strong possibility that Street will open the season on the disabled list.

However, Street has a course of action mapped out for his return.

“The thought is to work through the inflammation, build up some strength, build up some endurance,” Street said after undergoing the third MRI of his career. “Barring any setback, it should be a really smooth process.”

The Rockies open the regular season on April 5 in Milwaukee, but Street has no calendar in mind.

“There is no goal date to get back,” he said. “I just want to get back as quick as we possibly can.”

Although the Rockies were confident that Street’s arm was sound, Street admitted he was anxious waiting for the MRI results.

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