Street sustained the injury during his last outing Monday against the Reds. Facing Edgar Renteria, the final batter of the game, felt the discomfort in his arm. He was able to finish off Renteria with the next pitch and was hoping that the pain would prove a non-issue.
“‘I-Man’ [catcher Chris Iannetta] actually came out to the mound during the outing and asked, ‘Are you OK?’” Street said. “I said, ‘Let me throw one more pitch and I’ll tell you.’ I ended up getting a strikeout and I was thinking, ‘Maybe I got through it.’ As a competitor you hope. You’re hoping to wake up the next day, play catch and it goes away. That happens all the time.”
Street took the next day off, but when he was playing catch Wednesday he could still feel the discomfort. By yesterday, the injury wasn’t progressing fast enough for the Rockies and they decided to make the roster move.
On the year, Street has totaled 29 saves with an ERA and WHIP of 4.06 and 1.18. The right hander hopes to return when he’s eligible to come off the DL, August 24. With Rockies’ setup man Matt Lindstrom also on the shelf, Rafael Betancourt will take over closer duties in Street’s absence.
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