The Los Angeles Angels deal Scott Downs to the Braves

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 29 July 2013 at 10:42 am

The Angels have dealt 37-year old lefty reliever Scott Downs to the Atlanta Braves for 25-year old righty reliever Cory Rasmus.  Downs pitched in 43 games (0 starts) for the Angels this year and he was 2-3 with a 1.84 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP.  Downs pitched in 160 games (0 starts) in his three years with the Angels and he was 9-7 with 10 saves, a 2.10 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP.  Rasmus pitched in 3 games (0 starts) earlier this year in his first taste of the majors for the Braves and he was 0-0 with a 8.10 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP.  He has also pitched in 37 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball this year in which he is 3-1 with 14 saves, a 1.72 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.  He has only given up 20 hits while whiffing 48 batters in his first 36 2/3 innings in the minors this year, which are impressive numbers, but he has also walked 22 batters and that’s way too many.  Rasmus has now pitched in 143 games (35 starts) in his first seven years in the minors and he is 17-22 with 24 saves, a 3.61 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP.  The Angels are going to miss Downs, but they got a decent prospect for him, so this deal made sense.

The Los Angeles Angels acquire Julio Concepcion and Andres Perez from the Mets

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Friday 26 July 2013 at 6:15 am

The Angels have acquired 23-year old righty swinging outfielder Julio Concepcion and 22-year old righty reliever/starter Andres Perez from the New York Mets for cash.  Concepcion played in 6 games in A-ball for the Mets this year and he was 5 for 21 (.238 avg, .524 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 0 homers and 3 RBIs.  Concepcion has now played in 301 games in his first seven years in the minors and he is 309 of 1,115 (.277 avg, .727 OPS) with 157 runs scored, 13 homers, 145 RBIs and 27 stolen bases.  Perez pitched in 7 games (1 start) in Rookie-ball for the Mets this year and he was 0-1 with a 5.52 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP.  Perez has now pitched in 60 games (23 starts) in his first five years in the minors and he is 9-12 with 2 saves, a 3.68 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.  I like this move for the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels DFA Billy Buckner

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Friday 26 July 2013 at 6:12 am

The Angels have designated 29-year old righty starter/reliever Billy Buckner for assignment for the second time this year.  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.  Buckner has also pitched in 12 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the Angels in which he is 6-2 with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP.  The Angels are hoping that Buckner slips through waivers and accepts an outright assignment to AAA, so they can keep him in the organization.

UPDATE:  (7/28/2013) – Billy Buckner has cleared waivers and he has been outrighted to AAA.

The Los Angeles Angels have claimed J.C. Gutierrez off waivers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 24 July 2013 at 12:38 pm

The Angels have claimed 30-year old righty reliever J.C. Gutierrez off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.  Gutierrez pitched in 25 games (0 starts) for the Royals this year and he was 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP.  He has given up 30 hits and 8 walks while whiffing 17 batters in his first 29 1/3 innings, which are solid numbers.  Gutierrez has now pitched in 175 games (3 starts) in his first five years in the majors and he is 5-11 with 24 saves, a 4.58 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP.  The Angels need help in the bullpen, so I like the fact that they are trying to improve in that area.  Gutierrez pitched pretty decent ball for the Royals and the Angels hope that they are catching lightning in a bottle here.

The Los Angeles Angels sign Cyle Hankerd

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 22 July 2013 at 3:23 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have signed 28-year old righty swinging outfielder Cyle Hankerd to a minor league deal.  He played in 81 games in Independent ball this year and he was 97 of 301 (.322 avg, 1.037 OPS) with 56 runs scored, 22 homers, 61 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Hankerd has now played in 787 games in his first 8 years in the minors and he is 824 of 2,759 (.299 avg, .857 OPS) with 417 runs scored, 95 homers, 494 RBIs and 13 stolen bases.  Hankerd will start his career with the Angels in AA-ball.

The Los Angeles Angels DFA Brendan Harris

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Sunday 21 July 2013 at 7:28 am

The Angels have designated 32-year old righty swinging infielder Brendan Harris for assignment.  Harris played in 44 games for the Angels this year and he was 22 for 107 (.206 avg, .607 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 4 homers and 9 RBIs.  Harris has now played in 529 games in his first 8 years in the majors and he is 434 of 1,694 (.256 avg, .695 OPS) with 208 runs scored, 33 homers, 167 RBIs and 5 stolen bases.  I think he will clear waivers, so it will be interesting to see if he accepts an outright assignment to AAA to stay with the Angels.

UPDATE:  (7/23/2013) – Brendan Harris has elected to become a free agent.

The Los Angeles Angels acquire Collin Cowgill from the Mets

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Tuesday 25 June 2013 at 6:04 pm

The Angels have acquired 27-year old righty swinging outfielder Collin Cowgill from the New York Mets for 23-year old righty swinging outfielder Kyle Johnson.  Cowgill played in 23 games for the Mets earlier this year and he was 11 for 61 (.180 avg, .518 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 2 homers and 8 RBIs.  Cowgill has now played in 97 games in his first three years in the majors and he is 61 of 257 (.237 avg, .605 OPS) with 25 runs scored, 4 homers, 26 RBIs and 7 stolen bases.  The Angels have sent Cowgill to AAA, but he could be with them soon if he looks good there.  Kyle Johnson played in 67 games in A-ball for the Angels this year and he was 76 of 245 (.310 avg, .839 OPS) with 40 runs scored, 2 homers, 30 RBIs and 30 stolen bases.  Johnson played in 100 games in his two years in the minors for the Angels and he was 104 of 342 (.304 avg, .814 OPS) with 58 runs scored, 3 homers, 42 RBIs and 37 stolen bases.  I like this deal for the Angels as Cowgill could help them later this year, while Johnson is a long way from his first shot at the show.

The Los Angeles Angels sign Daniel Stange

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Sunday 23 June 2013 at 11:26 am

The Angels have signed 27-year old righty reliever Daniel Stange to a minor league deal.  Stange pitched in 26 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Padres earlier this year and he was 1-0 with a 4.15 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP.  He got his first and only taste of the majors back in 2010 with the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Stange pitched in 4 games (0 starts) for the D-Backs in 2010 and he was 0-0 with a 13.50 ERA and a 2.50 WHIP.  Stange might get a shot for the Angels later this year, if he looks good in AAA for them first.

The Los Angeles Angels sign outfielder Luis Montanez

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 20 June 2013 at 5:38 pm

The Angels have signed 31-year old righty swinging outfielder Luis Montanez to a minor league deal.  He played in 52 games in Independent ball earlier this year and he was 63 of 201 (.313 avg, .837 OPS) with 39 runs scored, 6 homers, 41 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  He last played in the majors back in 2011 with the Cubs.  Montanez has played in 129 games in his first four years in the majors and he is 68 for 305 (.223 avg, .586 OPS) with 31 runs scored, 5 homers, 32 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Montanez could get another shot at the majors later this year with the Angels if he hits well for them in the minors.

The Los Angeles Angels sign Mike Ekstrom

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Monday 17 June 2013 at 9:46 am

The Angels have signed 29-year old righty reliever Mike Ekstrom to a minor league deal.  Ekstrom pitched in 21 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the A’s earlier this year and he was 1-1 with 3 saves, a 5.10 ERA and a 1.73 WHIP.  He last pitched in the majors in 2012 with the Rockies.  Ekstrom has now pitched in 51 games (0 starts) in his first five years in the majors and he is 0-3 with a 5.61 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP.  Ekstrom will have to pitch well in AAA if he wants to get a shot with the Angels later on in 2013.

UPDATE:  (8/8/2013) – The Angels have released Mike Ekstrom.  He pitched in 17 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Angels and he was 2-2 with a 5.19 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP.

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