Eppler’s Domain: Morin, Wright, Scribner

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As featured earlier today, Cam Bedrosian and Huston Street are close to returning from long DL stints. And not only does Mike Scioscia have decisions to make regarding his bullpen, but also who will be the next pitching prospect the Angels call on.

  • Alex Meyer is on the DL with back spasms, but is already feeling better. However, he still won’t be eligible to come back until after the spot start date in question.
  • Daniel Wright won’t be available either since Tuesday is too soon after being sent back down to AAA Salt Lake. The only way he can start is if there is another injury.
  • Since Meyer and Wright are both out of the question, that makes any Salt Lake Bees starter eligible for an audition. The most likely candidate would be Troy Scribner.
  • The twenty-five year old Scribner is a right-hander, and made his last start for the Salt Lake on Thursday, which fell on the same day as Wright’s last spot start for the Halos. So that alone points to the young hurler possibly making his Major League debut.
  • Scribner was promoted to AAA in the middle of last season, so he could use more reps. However, it may be time to grow up a little faster. With the Bees, Scribner has posted a 3.71 ERA with 78 strikeouts in 87 1/3 innings, thus putting himself in the running to spell injuries to the to the big club’s starting rotation.
  • The Connecticut native was signed in 2013 by the Houston Astros as a non-drafted free agent. He was acquired by the Angels in a minor league deal with the ‘Stros at the very beginning of last season.