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The Los Angeles Angels acquire Rusty Ryal from the Dodgers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Trades by joelapinski on Monday 2 September 2013 at 2:01 pm

The Angels have acquired 30-year old righty swinging 1B/OF Rusty Ryal from the Dodgers for cash.  Ryal played in 106 games in AAA-ball for the Dodgers this year and he was 98 of 370 (.265 avg, .669 OPS) with 50 runs scored, 4 homers and 49 RBIs.  Ryal last played in the majors in 2010 with the Diamondbacks.  Ryal has played in 134 games in his first two years in the majors and he is 70 for 266 (.263 avg, .721 OPS) with 30 runs scored, 6 homers and 20 RBIs.  Ryal might get a few ABs in September for the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels DFA Billy Buckner

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Friday 23 August 2013 at 6:08 pm

The Angels have designated 29-year old righty starter/reliever Billy Buckner for assignment.  Buckner pitched in 7 games (2 starts) for the Angels this year and he was 1-0 with a 4.67 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP.  He has also pitched in 16 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the Angels so far this year in which he is 7-2 with a 4.60 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP.  Buckner has been a good sport for the Angels this year, as this is the 3rd time that they have DFA’d him so far in 2013.  He will likely accept another outright assignment to AAA if he clears waivers again (which is likely).

UPDATE:  (8./26/2013) - The Angels have outrighted Billy Bucker to AAA.

The Los Angeles Angels send Tommy Hanson to AAA

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General, The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 13 August 2013 at 6:33 am

The Angels have sent 26-year old righty starting pitcher Tommy Hanson to AAA.  Hanson pitched in 13 games (all starts) for the Angels this year and he was 4-3 with a 5.59 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP.  The Angels have activated 30-year old lefty starting pitcher Jason Vargas from the D.L. and he will start tonight for them against the Yankees in New York.  Vargas has pitched in 14 games (all starts) so far this year for the Angels and he is 6-4 with a 3.65 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP.

The Los Angeles Angels release Mitch Stetter

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General, The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 9 August 2013 at 5:22 am

The Angels have released 32-year old lefty reliever Mitch Stetter.  Stetter pitched in 33 games (0 starts) in Rookie+AAA-ball for the Angels this year and he was 3-1 with 3 saves, a 3.86 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP.  Stetter last pitched in the majors in 2011 with the Brewers.  Stetter has pitched in 132 games (0 starts) in his first five years in the majors and he is 8-2 with 1 save, a 4.08 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP.  This isn’t much of a loss for the Angels moving forward.

The Los Angeles Angels release Ryan Madson

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Tuesday 6 August 2013 at 6:22 pm

The Angels have released 32-year old righty reliever Ryan Madson.  Madson pitched in only 1 game out of the pen in A-ball this year for the Angels and he was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.00 WHIP.  Madson has pitched in 491 games (18 starts) in his first 9 years in the majors and he was 47-30 with 52 saves, a 3.59 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP.  This is not much of a loss for the Angels moving forward, as Madson was still struggling in his return from Tommy John Surgery.

The Los Angeles Angels sign Jason Urquidez

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Monday 5 August 2013 at 1:18 pm

The Angels have signed 30-year old righty reliever Jason Urquidez to a minor league deal.  He pitched in 39 games (0 starts) in Independent ball earlier this year and he was 3-1 with 24 saves, a 0.25 ERA and a 0.72 WHIP.  He has only given up 19 hits and 7 walks in the minors this year while whiffing 48 batters in 36 innings, which was impressive.  Urquidez has now pitched in 287 games (3 starts) in his first 8 years in the minors and he is 30-17 with 35 saves, a 3.54 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP.  He could get his first shot at the show later this year if he looks good in the minors for the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels sign Andy Marte

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General, The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 5 August 2013 at 10:38 am

The Angels have signed 29-year old righty swinging 3B Andy Marte to a minor league deal.  Marte played in 96 games in Independent ball in 2013 and he was 111 of 369 (.301 avg, .893 OPS) with 61 runs scored, 19 homers and 74 RBIs.  Marte last played in the majors back in 2010 with the Cleveland Indians.  Marte has played in 302 games in his first six years in the majors and he is 183 of 838 (.218 avg, .635 OPS) with 85 runs scored, 20 homers, 96 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Marte will begin his career in AAA-ball for the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels sign Dontrelle Willis

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General, The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 5 August 2013 at 9:58 am

The Angels have signed 31-year old lefty starting pitcher Dontrelle Willis to a minor league deal and they have sent him to AAA.  Willis pitched in 14 games (all starts) in Independent ball earlier this year and he was 5-4 with a 2.57 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP.  Willis last pitched in the majors for the Reds back in 2011.  Willis has pitched in 205 games (202 starts) in his first 9 years in the majors and he is 72-69 with a 4.17 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP.  If never hurts to take a flier on a pitcher like the D-Train.

The Los Angeles Angels deal Alberto Callaspo to the A’s

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Trades by joelapinski on Wednesday 31 July 2013 at 6:11 am

The Angels have sent 30-year old switch-hitting 3B Alberto Callaspo to the A’s for 25-year old righty swinging 2B/OF Grant Green.  Callaspo played in 85 games for the Angels this year and he was 74 of 293 (.253 avg, .671 OPS) with 32 runs scored, 5 homers and 36 RBIs.  Callaspo played in 422 games in his four years with the Angels and he was 379 of 1,438 (.264 avg, .691 OPS) with 162 runs scored, 23 homers, 148 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  Green came into this season as the A’s #8 prospect according to Baseball America.  He played in 5 games for the A’s this year and he was 0 for 15 (.000 avg, .000 OPS) with 1 RBI.  Green has also played in 87 games in AAA-ball for the A’s this year and he is 123 of 378 (.325 avg, .879 OPS) with 66 runs scored, 11 homers, 50 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  Green has now played in 475 games in his first five years in the minors and he is 612 of 1,999 (.306 avg, .823 OPS) with 324 runs scored, 55 homers, 277 RBIs and 33 stolen bases.  This was a good deal for the Angels as Green might be able to help them in the very, very near future.

The Los Angeles Angels DFA Brad Hawpe

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Tuesday 30 July 2013 at 6:51 am

The Angels have designated 34-year old lefty swinging 1B/OF Brad Hawpe for assignment.  Hawpe played in 17 games for the Angels this year and he was 5 for 27 (.185 avg, .498 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 0 homers and 2 RBIs.  Hawpe has now played in 910 games in his first 9 years in the majors and he is 806 of 2,934 (.275 avg, .845 OPS) with 400 runs scored, 124 homers, 492 RBIs and 13 stolen bases.  This isn’t much of a loss for the Angels moving forward.

UPDATE:  (8/4/2013) - The Angels have released Brad Hawpe.

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