The Los Angeles Angels send A.J. Achter to AAA

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 22 May 2016 at 11:41 am

The Los Angeles Angels have sent 27-year old righty reliever A.J. Achter back to AAA.  Achter has pitched in 7 games (0 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 4.76 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP.  Achter has given up 15 hits (3 homers) and 3 walks while whiffing 4 batters in his first 11 1/3 innings for the Angels.  I’m pretty sure that Achter will get another shot with the Angels later this year, as he has been likely a yo-yo between AAA and L.A. so far this year.

UPDATE:  A.J. Achter has just been designated for assignment by the Angels.

UPDATE II:  (5/24/2016) – The Angels have outrighted A.J. Achter to AAA.

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 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.

C.J. Wilson is about to start a rehab assignment for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 18 May 2016 at 8:43 am

35-year old lefty starting pitcher C.J. Wilson is about to start a rehab assignment for the Los Angeles Angels.  The Angels hope that he will be ready to return to them in early June.  Wilson is in the last year of a 5-year, $77.5 million dollar contract.  Wilson pitched in 21 games (all starts) for the Angels last year and he was 8-8 with a 3.89 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP.  Wilson has now pitched in 119 games (all starts) in his first four years with the Angels and he is 51-35 with a 3.87 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP.  The Angels need Wilson big time, but they shouldn’t rush him back either…..because they need him to stay healthy.

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.

Tyler Carpenter is looking good in the minors for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 16 May 2016 at 11:11 am

The Los Angeles Angels have decided to convert 24-year old righty Tyler Carpenter to a starting pitcher in the minors and the early results have been good so far.  Carpenter has pitched in 7 games (all starts) in A+AA-ball so far this year for the Angels and he is 2-2 with a 1.83 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP.  He has given up 37 hits and 4 walks while whiffing 37 batters in his first 44 1/3 innings this year, which are very impressive numbers.  Carpenter has now pitched in 55 games (7 starts) in his first three years in the minors and he is 4-3 with 1 save, a 3.48 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP.

The Los Angeles Angels sign David Carpenter

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 14 May 2016 at 11:12 am

The Los Angeles Angels have signed 30-year old righty reliever David Carpenter to a minor league deal.  Carpenter pitched in 8 games (0 starts) for the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Independent League this year and he was 0-0 with 2 saves, a 2.25 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP.  Carpenter has pitched in 218 games (0 starts) in his first five years in the show and he is 11-11 with 4 saves, a 3.66 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP.  It never hurts to take a flier on a guy like Carpenter, as he could help the Angels later on in 2016.

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