The Los Angeles Angels activate Geovany Soto from the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 10 August 2016 at 9:32 am

The Los Angeles Angels have activated 33-year old righty swinging catcher Geovany Soto off of the D.L.  Soto played in 22 games earlier this year for the Angels and he is 19 for 67 (.284 avg, .811 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 3 homers and 8 RBIs.  To make room on the roster for Soto, the Angels have sent 25-year old righty swinging catcher Carlos Perez to AAA.  Perez has played in 68 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 48 of 215 (.223 avg, .601 OPS) with 20 runs scored, 5 homers, 27 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Soto will share time behind the plate with Jett Bandy going forward.

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 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 activate Cliff Pennington off the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 2 August 2016 at 6:33 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have activated 32-year old switch-hitting Cliff Pennington off of the 15-day disabled list.  Pennington played in 27 games earlier this year for the Angels and he was 16 of 58 (.276 avg, .740 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 1 homer and 6 RBIs.  He also played in 9 games on a rehab assignment and he was 9 for 29 (.310 avg, .911 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 0 homers and 3 RBIs.  The added depth Pennington brings to the infield will help the Angels moving forward.

The Los Angeles Angels activate Tyler Skaggs off the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 26 July 2016 at 8:22 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have activated 25-year old lefty starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs off of the D.L.  Skaggs pitched in 9 games (all starts) in Rookie+A+AAA-ball for the Angels this year on his rehab assignment and he was 3-2 with a 1.60 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP.  He gave up 26 hits and 8 walks while whiffing 53 batters in his 39 1/3 innings in the minors this year for the Angels, so he is looking sharp.  Skaggs missed all of last season due to injury.  He last pitched in the show back in 2014 when he pitched in 18 games (all starts) for the Angels in which he was 5-5 with a 4.30 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP.  Skaggs has now pitched in 31 games (all starts) in his first three years in the show and he is 8-11 with a 4.72 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP.  The Angels need Skaggs to pitch well and stay healthy.

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 Monday 18 July 2016 at 7:31 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have placed 33-year old righty swinging catcher Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list due to left knee inflammation.  Soto has played in 22 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 19 of 67 (.284 avg, .811 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 3 homers and 8 RBIs.  The Angels have called up 27-year old righty swinging catcher Juan Graterol to replace Soto on the active roster.  Graterol has played in 46 games in AAA-ball so far this year and he is 45 of 154 (.292 avg, .688 OPS) with 19 runs scored, 1 homer, 19 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  He has now played in 505 games in his first 11 years in the minors and he is 445 of 1,659 (.268 avg, .650 OPS) with 174 runs scored, 12 homers, 174 RBIs and 9 stolen bases.  This will be Graterol’s first shot at playing in the show.

The Los Angeles Angels claim Sean Coyle off waivers from the Red Sox

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 18 July 2016 at 2:29 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have claimed 24-year old righty swinging 2B/3B Sean Coyle off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.  Coyle played in 64 games in AA+AAA-ball for the Red Sox this year and he was 36 of 218 (.165 avg, .543 OPS) with 27 runs scored, 5 homers, 14 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  He has now played in 498 games in his first seven years in the minors and he is 433 of 1,801 (.240 avg, .754 OPS) with 310 runs scored, 66 homers, 262 RBIs and 68 stolen bases.  This is just the Angels taking a flier on a young player.

Cody Satterwhite is looking good in the minors for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 13 July 2016 at 10:57 am

29-year old righty reliever Cody Satterwhite is pitching well in the minors for the Los Angeles Angels so far this year.  He has pitched in 18 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball so far this year and he is 3-1 with a 1.80 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP.  Satterwhite has given up 19 hits and 8 walks while whiffing 22 batters in his first 25 innings so far this year.  He has now pitched in 201 games (0 starts) in his first seven years in the minors and he is 14-11 with 33 saves, a 3.28 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.  He could get his first shot at the show later this year, if he keeps pitching well.

The Los Angeles Angels activate Geovany Soto from the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 9 July 2016 at 6:23 am

The Los Angeles Angels have activated 33-year old righty swinging catcher Geovany Soto off the D.L.  Soto has played in 20 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 17 of 60 (.283 avg, .822 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 3 homers and 7 RBIs.  To make room on the roster for Soto, the Angels have sent 25-year old righty swinging catcher Carlos Perez to AAA.  Perez has played in 58 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 38 of 186 (.204 avg, .563 OPS) with 17 runs scored, 4 homers, 23 RBIs and 1 stolen base.

The Los Angeles Angels place Shane Robinson on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 6 July 2016 at 4:06 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have placed 31-year old righty swinging outfielder Shane Robinson on the 15-day disabled list due to a sprained right ankle.  Robinson has played in 42 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 14 of 66 (.212 avg, .597 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 1 homer, 7 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  To replace Robinson on the active roster, the Angels have called up 27-year old switch-hitting outfielder Todd Cunningham.  Cunningham played in 5 games earlier this year for the Angels and he was 1 for 12 (.083 avg, .321 OPS) with 3 runs scored.  He has also played in 66 games in AAA-ball for the Angels this year in which he was 71 of 243 (.292 avg, .787 OPS) with 50 runs scored, 4 homers, 32 RBIs and 14 stolen bases.

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