After several days of news outlets speculating and reporting that he was close to signing, veteran right-gander Doug Fister has a agreed to a Major League contract with the Angels. The journeyman starter agreed to begin his season in the minors as a sort of late spring training to get himself ready. Fister has seen his ERA go up the… Read more »
.@Angels acquire RHP Damien Magnifico from @Orioles for RHP Jordan Kipper, option him to Triple-A; designate RHP Jose Valdez for assignment. — MLBRosterMoves (@MLBRosterMoves) May 6, 2017 The purpose of this trade is probably to get more immediate help, as Damien Magnifico is in AAA while Jordan Kipper is at AA. Valdez’s command issues continued with the Angels and this… Read more »
The Angels have called up RHP Kenyan Middleton and optioned RHP Daniel Wright. — Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) May 5, 2017 Keynan Middleton had a 2.84 ERA in 12 2/3 innings in relief for AAA Salt Lake. The Angels drafted the twenty-three year old righty in the third round of the 2013 draft from Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. He’s… Read more »
Today the #Angels reinstated INF Luis Valbuena from the DL and optioned RHP Jose Valdez to Triple-A @SaltLakeBees. — Angels (@Angels) May 2, 2017 The timing of this was perfect given the injury to CJ Cron. Valbuena played six minor league rehab games, hitting .348/.375/.438. Valdez just gave up a homerun during his cup of coffee. As of now, this… Read more »
Today the #Angels have made the following transactions: pic.twitter.com/wC2d8hmX5J — Angels (@Angels) April 29, 2017 Catching up on Angels transactions. Neither injuries to Cron or Skaggs are serious. This is more of a precautionary measure, which is why the 15-day DL was reduced to 10 days. It helps to keep players who are day-to-day fresh instead of risking more long-term injuries.
With a bullpen that has been suddenly depleted by injuries to Andrew Bailey and Cam Bedrosian, the Angels went out and got David Hernandez from the Atlanta Braves for a player to be named later or cash. Hernandez, 32, has been a reliable reliever in seven years in the Big Leagues, with a 4.10 career ERA and 66 innings a season… Read more »
Today the #Angels have made the following transactions: pic.twitter.com/8HcXBJO9tE — Angels (@Angels) April 22, 2017 Apparently Cam Bedrosian suffered his groin strain some time in between his outing on Friday night and workouts on Saturday afternoon. He had 0.00 ERA. So did Andrew Bailey. Now both are on the DL. Bud Norris earned his first Major League save in the… Read more »
Turns out Angels right-hander Garrett Richards will be out for much longer than originally though, as he was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on Saturday. The former ace left his first start of the season with a biceps strain, and was unable to regain full strength despite some progress in his rehabilitation exercises. Richards, 29, originally felt fine and… Read more »