"I'm not talking right now," Street said.
That was not necessarily an indication that talks have stalled. Street, who acts as his own agent, had hoped to have a deal in place by opening day, and has said he doesn't want negotiations to be a distraction for either him or the club.
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"There's never been a deadline with Huston," Dipoto said. "We've had discussions, and we're continuing to have discussions. He wants to be here. We want him here. We're not in a rush to get anything done, and we never will be."
Acquired from San Diego last July, Street is 36-29 with a 2.82 earned-run average and 275 saves in 10 seasons. The 31-year-old right-hander has converted 97 of 103 save opportunities since 2012 for a major-league-best 94.2% conversion rate in that span. He is slated to make $7 million this season after the Angels exercised his 2015 option.
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No matter how negotiations play out, Dipoto said he doesn't think they will be a distraction for Street.
"Huston is very mature in his outlook," Dipoto said. "He understands business. He understands pitching. He understands his value to his team and his place in the industry. It's very clear that he understands how the market works, and we'll take it day by day.