Huston Street's strong finish to spring training will land him the Rockies' closer's role, the Denver Post reported.
The newspaper reported that all signs pointing toward Street winning the job over Manuel Corpas. The two began spring training in an open competition. Acquired from Oakland in the Matt Holliday
trade, Street started poorly, but surged to the finish line. In his past nine appearances, he has allowed just one run, never requiring more than 12 pitches. His improvement can be traced to a healed right quadriceps.
"We have known all along there would be a decision, but it's out of my control, so I can't worry about it," said Street, who has 94 career saves.
Corpas, who lost his closer's job in April 2007, has allowed just one earned run this spring, but there are slight concerns about his velocity.