The Los Angeles Angels call up righty reliever Deolis Guerra

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 22 May 2016 at 8:31 am

The Los Angeles Angels have called up 27-year old righty reliever Deolis Guerra.  Guerra pitched in 3 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Angels this year and he was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP there.  He gave up 3 hits and 2 walks while whiffing 7 batters in his first five innings in the minors this year.  Guerra pitched in 10 games (0 starts) for the Pirates in his first taste of the majors last year and he was 2-0 with a 6.48 ERA and a 1.74 WHIP.  To make room on the 40-man roster for Guerra, the Angels have designated 29-year old righty reliever Al Alburquerque for assignment.  Alburquerque pitched in 15 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Angels this year and he was 1-0 with 6 saves, a 2.40 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP.  He has pitched in 241 games (0 starts) in his first five years in the majors and he is 17-6 with 1 save, a 3.20 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.  Alburquerque shouldn’t have any issues finding a new team with the arm he has.

UPDATE:  (5/24/2016) – The Angels have outrighted Al Alburquerque to AAA.

The Los Angeles Angels send Jefry Marte to AAA

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 21 May 2016 at 1:46 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have sent 24-year old righty swinging 3B Jefry Marte.  Marte played in 3 games for the Angels in his first shot with the team and he was 2 for 6 (.333 avg, 1.000 OPS) with 0 runs scored, 0 homers and 1 RBI.  Marte has now played in 36 games in his first two years in the show and he is 19 of 86 (.221 avg, .717 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 4 homers and 12 RBIs.  Marte should get another shot with the Angels at some point in 2016.

The Los Angeles Angels DFA Danny Reynolds

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 21 May 2016 at 1:40 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have designated 25-year old righty reliever Danny Reynolds for assignment.  Reynolds pitched in 11 games (0 starts) in AA-ball for the Angels this year and he was 0-2 with a 5.63 ERA and a 1.63 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 163 games (42 starts) in his first seven years in the minors and he is 22-25 with 21 saves, a 4.45 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP.  This is not much of a loss for the Angels, as Reynolds have not been deemed good enough to pitch in the majors so far in his career.

UPDATE:  (5/23/2016) – Reynolds has cleared waivers and the Angels have outrighted him to AAA.

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired Ryan Jackson from the Phillies

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Friday 20 May 2016 at 3:33 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired 28-year old righty swinging SS Ryan Jackson from the Philadelphia Phillies for cash considerations.  Jackson played in 30 games in AAA-ball for the Phillies earlier this year and he was 18 for 84 (.214 avg, .585 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 0 homers, 7 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Jackson played in 22 games for the Angels last year and he was 0 for 9 (.000 avg, .100 OPS).  He has now played in 42 games in his first three years in the show and he is 2 for 33 (.061 avg, .175 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 0 homers and 0 RBIs.  He will start this stint with the Angels in AAA-ball.

The Los Angeles Angels sign Tim Lincecum

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Friday 20 May 2016 at 8:10 am

The Los Angeles Angels have signed 31-year old righty starting pitcher Tim Lincecum to a 1-year, $2.5 million dollar deal.  Lincecum pitched in 15 games (all starts) for the Giants last year and he was 7-4 with a 4.13 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 269 games (261 starts) in his first 9 years in the majors and he is 108-83 with 1 save, a 3.61 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.  Lincecum is a 4-time All-Star and he won back to back Cy Young Awards in 2008 and 2009 for the San Francisco Giants.  The Angels will send Lincecum on a “rehab assignment” that could last up to a month before they call him up to join their starting rotation.  I like this move for the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels place Geovany Soto on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 18 May 2016 at 8:30 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have placed 33-year old righty swinging catcher Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list due to a torn meniscus in his right knee.  He will miss the next 4-6 weeks for the Angels.  This is a bad break for both Soto and the Angels.  Soto has played in 20 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 17 for 60 (.283 avg, .822 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 3 homers and 7 RBIs.  He was starting to take playing time away from 25-year old righty swinging Carlos Perez.  Perez has played in 24 games for the Angels so far this year and he is only 13 of 74 (.176 avg, .467 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 0 homers, 4 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  The Angels have called up 26-year old righty swinging catcher Jett Bandy to replace Soto on the roster.  Bandy came into this season as the Angels’ #27 prospect according to Baseball America.  Bandy has played in 24 games in AAA-ball this year for the Angels and he is 26 of 95 (.274 avg, .725 OPS) with 13 runs scored, 2 homers, 21 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  Bandy has now played in 426 games in his first six years in the minors and he is 390 of 1,470 (.265 avg, .759 OPS) with 201 runs scored, 42 homers, 227 RBIs and 7 stolen bases.  Bandy played in 2 games for the Angels last year in his first taste of the majors and he was 1 for 2 (.500 avg, 2.500 OPS) with 1 run scored, 1 homer and 1 RBI.  Bandy could take P.T. away from Perez, as he is a legit prospect.

The Los Angeles Angels place Daniel Nava on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Wednesday 18 May 2016 at 9:02 am

The Los Angeles Angels have placed 33-year old switch hitting outfielder Daniel Nava on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained left groin.  Nava has played in 17 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 10 for 45 (.222 avg, .597 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 1 homer and 6 RBIs.  The Angels have called 25-year old lefty swinging outfielder Rafael Ortega to replace Nava.  Ortega has played in 14 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 15 of 51 (.294 avg, .640 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 0 homers, 4 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  Ortega will slide right back into his platoon in left field.

The Los Angeles Angels place Cory Rasmus on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Wednesday 18 May 2016 at 8:58 am

The Los Angeles Angels have placed 28-year old righty reliever Cory Rasmus on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained groin.  Rasmus has pitched in 11 games (1 start) for the Angels so far this year and he is 0-2 with a 5.59 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 73 games (8 starts) in his first four years with the Angels and he is 4-5 with a 3.81 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP.  The Angels have called up 27-year old righty reliever A.J. Achter to replace Rasmus on the roster and in the bullpen.  Achter has pitched in 5 games (0 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 3.24 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.

Neal Cotts opts out of his minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 17 May 2016 at 1:58 pm

36-year old lefty reliever Neal Cotts has opted out of his minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels.  Cotts pitched in 14 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Angels this year and he was 0-0 with 1 save, a 3.29 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP.  Cotts has pitched in 483 games (5 starts) in his first 10 years in the majors and he is 21-24 with 4 saves, a 3.96 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP.  Cotts will find a new team really quickly as decent lefty relievers are hard to find.

The Los Angeles Angels sign David Huff

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 17 May 2016 at 12:57 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have signed 31-year old lefty pitcher David Huff to a minor league deal.  They will send him to AAA to convert back to being a starting pitcher.  Huff pitched in 12 games (0 starts) earlier this year in AAA-ball for the Royals and he was 1-1 with 1 save, a 4.18 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP.  Huff has pitched in 118 games (55 starts) in his first seven years in the majors and he is 25-28 with a 5.08 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.  This is a no risk move for the Angels.

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