The Los Angeles Angels have claimed 3B Chris Nelson off waivers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Saturday 18 May 2013 at 2:43 pm

The Angels have claimed 27-year old righty swinging 3B Chris Nelson off waivers from the Rockies.  Nelson has played in 31 games for the Rockies and Yankees so far this year and he is 24 of 102 (.235 avg, .572 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 0 homers and 6 RBIs.  Nelson has played in 222 games in his first four years in the majors and he is 180 of 652 (.276 avg, .726 OPS) with 81 runs scored, 13 homers, 75 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.  Nelson might eat into Alberto Callaspo’s P.T. a little bit at 3B.  This was a good pickup for the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels DFA Scott Cousins

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Saturday 18 May 2013 at 2:39 pm

The Angels have designated 28-year old lefty swinging outfielder Scott Cousins for assignment.  Cousins played in 7 games for the Angels this year and he was 0 for 4 (.000 avg, .200 OPS) with 1 run scored.  He has now played in 135 games in his first four years in the majors and he is 32 for 179 (.179 avg, .515 OPS) with 15 runs scored, 2 homers, 9 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  If Cousins gets claimed on waivers or leaves as a free agent, it won’t be much of a loss for the Angels.

UPDATE:  (5/22/2013) – Scott Cousins cleared waivers and he has been outrighted to AAA-ball by the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels DFA Barry Enright

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Thursday 16 May 2013 at 5:31 pm

The Angels have designated 27-year old righty starter/reliever Barry Enright for assignment.  He pitched in 4 games (2 starts) for the Angels this year and he was 0-2 with a 12.96 ERA and a 2.28 WHIP.  Enright has now pitched in 31 games (26 starts) in his first four years in the majors and he is 7-13 with a 5.57 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP.  This isn’t much of a loss for the Angels moving forward as Enright was horrible for them this year.

UPDATE:  (5/18/2013) – Barry Enright has cleared waivers and he has been outrighted to AAA ball by the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels sign Josh Judy

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Thursday 2 May 2013 at 5:59 pm

The Angels have signed 27-year old righty reliever Josh Judy to a minor league deal.  Judy was pitching for York in the Atlantic Independent League.  He pitched in 4 games (0 starts) for York this year and he was 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP.  Judy pitched in 12 games (0 starts) in 2011 with the Indians in his only taste of the majors and he was 0-0 with a 7.07 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP.

The Los Angeles Angels deal Chris Snyder to the Orioles

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 29 April 2013 at 6:36 am

The Angels have dealt 32-year old righty swinging catcher Chris Snyder to the Baltimore Orioles for 28-year old righty reliever Rob Delaney.  Snyder played in 21 games in AAA-ball for the Angels this year and he was 27 of 79 (.342 avg, 1.072 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 7 homers and 21 RBIs.  He wasn’t going to play for the Angels this year unless Chris Iannetta or Hank Conger went down to injury.  Delaney pitched in 3 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Orioles this year and he was 0-1 with a 10.12 ERA and a 2.06 WHIP.  He has pitched in 5 games (0 starts) in his first two years in the majors and he is 0-0 with a 10.50 ERA and a 2.33 WHIP.  Delaney has pitched in 340 games (0 starts) in his 8 years in the minors and he is 29-23 with 80 saves, a 2.79 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.  Delaney could benefit from a change of scenery, as like Dane De La Rosa, he has good stuff.  I like this deal for both teams, as the Angels got a nice arm for a backup catcher, which was a big need for the Orioles.

The Los Angeles Angels DFA Scott Cousins

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Sunday 14 April 2013 at 6:51 am

The Angels have designated 28-year old lefty swinging outfielder Scott Cousins for assignment.  Cousins played in 7 games in AAA-ball for the Angels this year and he was 6 for 26 (.231 avg, .541 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 0 homers, 3 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  He has played in 128 games in his first three years in the majors and he is 32 for 175 (.183 avg, .523 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 2 homers, 9 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  This isn’t much of a loss for the Angels if they lose Cousins.

UPDATE:  (4/17/2013) – Scott Cousins has cleared waivers and he has been outrighted to AAA.

The Los Angeles Angels sign Kip Wells

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Saturday 13 April 2013 at 11:17 am

The Angels have signed 35-year old righty starting pitcher Kip Wells to a minor league deal.  Wells pitched in 7 games (all starts) for the Padres last year and he was 2-4 with a 4.58 ERA and a 1.63 WHIP.  Wells has now pitched in 296 games (219 starts) in his first 12 years in the majors and he is 69-103 with 2 saves, a 4.71 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP.  Wells could get a shot with the Angels in 2013, if he looks good in the minors.

The Los Angeles Angels sign Brad Hawpe

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 10 April 2013 at 3:35 pm

The Angels have signed 33-year old lefty swinging OF/1B Brad Hawpe to a minor league deal.  He played in 35 games in AA-ball for the Rangers last year and he was 32 for 123 (.260 avg, .764 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 3 homers and 12 RBIs.  He last played in the majors back in 2011 with the Padres.  Hawpe has now played in 893 games in his first 8 years in the majors and he is 801 of 2,907 (.276 avg, .848 OPS) with 398 runs scored, 124 homers, 490 RBIs and 13 stolen bases.  Hawpe could get a shot later this year with the Angels if he is hitting well in the minors and the need arises at the major league level for him.

The Los Angeles Angels acquire Elvin Ramirez from the Mets

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Wednesday 27 March 2013 at 5:10 pm

The Angels have acquired 25-year old righty reliever Elvin Ramirez from the Mets for cash considerations.  Ramirez pitched in 20 games (0 starts) for the Mets in his first taste of the majors in 2012 and he was 0-1 with a 5.48 ERA and a 2.06 WHIP.  Ramirez also pitched in 41 games (0 starts) in AA+AAA-ball for the Mets last year and he was 3-2 with 2 saves, a 2.13 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP.  This was a good pitcher to take a flier on, as Ramirez has a live arm.

The Los Angeles Angels acquire Dane De La Rosa from the Rays

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 27 March 2013 at 5:08 pm

The Angels have acquired 30-year old righty reliever Dane De La Rosa from the Rays for 25-year old righty reliever Steve Geltz.  De La Rosa pitched in 5 games (0 starts) for the Rays last year and he was 0-0 with a 12.60 ERA and a 1.80 WHIP.  He also pitched in 54 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Rays last year and he was 0-4 with 20 saves, a 2.79 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.  De La Rosa has now pitched in 12 games (0 starts) in his first two years in the show and he is 0-0 with a 10.95 ERA and a 1.78 WHIP.  Geltz came into this season as the Angels’ #26 overall prospect according to Baseball America.  He pitched in 2 games (0 starts) for the Angels in his first taste of the majors in 2012 and he was 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA and a 2.50 WHIP.  Geltz also pitched in 46 games (0 starts) in AA+AAA-ball for the Angels last year and he was 3-1 with 11 saves, a 3.05 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP.  The Angels must feel that De La Rosa is ready to help them right now, while Geltz might not be quite ready for the show.

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