Angels pick up Huston Street's option

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels have exercised their $7 million contract option on closer Huston Street.

The Angels announced perhaps their easiest offseason decision Thursday.

Street was an immediate hit after the Angels acquired the veteran right-hander from San Diego on July 19. He picked up 17 saves with a 1.71 ERA for the Angels, shoring up an inconsistent bullpen and playing a major role in Los Angeles' surge to the majors' best regular-season record.

Street saved a career-best 41 games in 2014 between the two teams and also boasted a career-best 1.37 ERA.

The 31-year-old right-handed closer has 275 career saves and a 2.82 ERA in 10 seasons with the Oakland Athletics, Colorado Rockies, Padres and Angels.

Street and setup man Joe Smith are signed for next year, while seventh-inning specialist Kevin Jepsen is eligible for arbitration.

The AL West champions declined their $4.5 million option on reliever Sean Burnett, who missed most of the season after elbow ligament replacement surgery.

Los Angeles also returned Rule 5 draft selection Brian Moran to Seattle.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.