The Los Angeles Angels release Al Alburquerque

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Sunday 14 August 2016 at 9:03 am

The Los Angeles Angels have released 30-year old righty reliever Al Alburquerque.  He pitched in 2 games (0 starts) for the Angels this year and he was 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA and a 2.00 WHIP.  Alburquerque also pitched in 28 games (3 starts) in Rookie+AAA-ball for the Angels this year and he was 1-0 with 8 saves, a 3.25 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP.  Alburquerque has now pitched in 243 games (0 starts) in his first six years in the show and he is 17-6 with 1 save, a 3.21 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP.  He will have little trouble finding a new team to pitch for.

The Los Angeles Angels sign Andrew Bailey

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 14 August 2016 at 8:59 am

The Los Angeles Angels have signed 32-year old righty reliever Andrew Bailey to a minor league deal.  Bailey pitched in 33 games (0 starts) for the Phillies earlier this year and he was 3-1 with a 6.40 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP.  Bailey has given up 32 hits (6 homers) and 15 walks while whiffing 33 batters in his first 32 1/3 innings in the show this year.  Bailey has now pitched in 249 games (0 starts) in his first seven years in the show and he is 14-14 with 89 saves, a 3.20 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP.  This is just the case of the Angels taking a flier on a tw0 time American League All-Star (2009 and 2010 with the Oakland A’s).

The Los Angeles Angels DFA Sean Coyle

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 14 August 2016 at 8:54 am

The Los Angeles Angels have designated 24-year old righty swinging infielder Sean Coyle.  Coyle played in 21 games in AA-ball for the Angels this year and he was 11 for 78 (.141 avg, .520 OPS) with 13 runs scored, 2 homers, 6 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  Coyle has played in AA+AAA-ball for the Angels and Red Sox so far this year and he is 47 of 296 (.159 avg, .537 OPS) with 40 runs scored, 7 homers, 20 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.  Coyle has now played in 519 games in his first seven years in the minors and he is 444 of 1,879 (.236 avg, .744 OPS) with 323 runs scored, 68 homers, 268 RBIs and 72 stolen bases.  This is no loss for the Angels moving forward.

UPDATE:  (8/21/2016) – The Angels have sent Sean Coyle outright to AAA.

The Los Angeles Angels claim Cody Ege off waivers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Saturday 13 August 2016 at 7:38 am

The Los Angeles Angels have claimed 25-year old lefty reliever Cody Ege on waivers from the Miami Marlins.  Ege pitched in 5 games (0 starts) for the Marlins this year in his first taste of the show and he was 0-0 with a 12.00 ERA and a 3.33 WHIP.  Ege gave up 8 hits (1 homer) and 2 walks while whiffing 2 batters in his first 3 innings in the show, so he got hit hard.  He also pitched in 36 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Marlins this year in which he was 4-3 with 5 saves, a 4.50 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP.  Ege has now pitched in 138 games (0 starts) in the minors and he is 18-6 with 11 saves, a 2.63 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.  This was a good guy for the Angels to take a flier on, as Ege has a good arm.

The Los Angeles Angels release Ryan Jackson

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 11 August 2016 at 7:58 am

The Los Angeles Angels have released 28-year old righty swinging SS Ryan Jackson.  Jackson played in 92 games in AAA-ball for the Phillies and Angels this year in which he was 72 of 290 (.248 avg) with 27 runs scored, 0 homers, 40 RBIs and 5 stolen bases.  He has played in 3 years in the show so far in his career and he is 2 for 33 (.061 avg, .175 OPS) with 2 runs scored.  This isn’t much of a loss moving forward for the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels claim Brett Oberholtzer off waivers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Tuesday 9 August 2016 at 5:16 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have claimed 27-year old lefty reliever Brett Oberholtzer off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.  Oberholtzer pitched in 26 games (0 starts) for the Phillies this year and he was 2-2 with 1 save, a 4.83 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP.  He gave up 58 hits (11 homers) and 20 walks while whiffing 38 batters in his 50 1/3 innings with the Phillies.  Oberholtzer has now pitched in 71 games (42 starts) in his first four years in the show and he is 13-22 with 1 save, a 4.09 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.  Oberholtzer is a guy worth taking a chance on.  Maybe the Angels will use him as a starter, as they have a need there.

The Los Angeles Angels call up A.J. Achter

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 9 August 2016 at 5:12 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have called up 27-year old righty reliever A.J. Achter.  Achter has pitched in 12 games (0 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 3.98 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP.  He has also pitched in 25 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Angels this year and he is 2-2 with 3 saves, a 4.12 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP.  Achter will work in middle relief for the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels have placed Cam Bedrosian on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Tuesday 9 August 2016 at 5:06 pm

The Los Angeles Angels has placed 24-year old righty reliever Cam Bedrosian on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 4th, due to right middle finger flexor tendinitis.  This is a bad break for Bedrosian, as he was going to fill in as the Angels’ closer until Huston Street came back from the D.L.  Bedrosian has pitched in 45 games (0 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 2-0 with 1 save, a 1.12 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.  Bedrosian has given up only 30 hits and 14 walks while whiffing 51 batters in his first 40 1/3 innings for the Angels this year.

The Los Angeles Angels call up Jose Valdez

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 7 August 2016 at 7:20 am

The Los Angeles Angels have called up 26-year old righty reliever Jose Valdez.  He made his Angels’ debut last night and it wasn’t pretty.  He worked 1/3 of an inning last night and he gave up 3 walks and 3 runs (all earned).  Valdez also has pitched in 38 games (0 starts) in AA+AAA-ball for the Tigers and Angels this year and he was 2-2 with 5 saves, a 2.36 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.  He got his first taste of the show last year with the Tigers.  He pitched in 7 games (0 starts) for the Tigers in 2015 and he was 0-1 with a 4.00 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP.

The Los Angeles Angels DFA Tim Lincecum

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Pitching BP by joelapinski on Sunday 7 August 2016 at 7:14 am

The Los Angeles Angels have designated 32-year old righty starting pitcher Tim Lincecum for assignment.  Lincecum pitched in 9 games (all starts) for the Angels this year and he was 2-6 with a 9.16 ERA and a 2.38 WHIP.  He gave up a stunning 68 hits (11 homers) and 23 walks while whiffing 32 batters in his 38 1/3 innings for the Angels this year.  They just couldn’t keep putting Lincecum on the mound every five days anymore.  He looks like he’s pretty much done as a Major League pitcher and that it sad to see, as not too long ago, he was the best starting pitcher in all of baseball.

UPDATE:  (8/9/2016) – The Angels have outrighted Tim Lincecum to AAA.

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