Jhoulys Chacin has been pitching BP for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Pitching BP by joelapinski on Tuesday 28 June 2016 at 9:37 am

28-year old righty starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin has been pretty awful for the Los Angeles Angels since they acquired him in a deal earlier this year with the Atlanta Braves.  Chacin has pitched in 9 games (all starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 2-4 with a 5.77 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP.  He has given up 52 hits and 23 walks while whiffing 27 batters in his first 48 1/3 innings with the Angels.  Chacin has now pitched in 14 games (all starts) for the Angels and Braves so far this year and he is 3-6 with a 5.64 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP.  The Angels can’t keep Chacin in the rotation if he keeps pitching like he is right now.

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

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 27 June 2016 at 8:22 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have sent 27-year old righty reliever A.J. Achter back to AAA.  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 given up 25 hits (5 homers) and 4 walks while whiffing 9 batters in 20 1/3 innings for the Angels this year.  Achter will likely be back later this year for the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels claim J.C. Ramirez off waivers from the Reds

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Sunday 26 June 2016 at 3:07 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have claimed 27-year old righty reliever J.C. Ramirez off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.  Ramirez pitched in 27 games (0 starts) for the Reds this year and he was 1-3 with 1 save, a 6.40 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP.  He gave up 35 hits (7 homers) and 9 walks while whiffing 28 batters in his 32 1/3 innings pitched for the Reds…so he got hit pretty hard.  Ramirez has now pitched in 65 games (0 starts) in his first three years in the show and he is 2-6 with 1 save, a 6.41 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP.  This is a case of the Angels taking a flier on a pitcher with good stuff.

The Los Angeles Angels activate Nick Tropeano off the D.L. and send him to AAA

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 24 June 2016 at 8:59 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have activated 25-year old righty starting pitcher Nick Tropeano off the D.L. and they have sent him to AAA-ball.  Tropeano has pitched in 10 games (all starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 3-2 with a 3.25 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP.  He has given up 58 hits (8 homers) and 28 walks while whiffing 54 batters in his first 55 1/3 innings for the Angels earlier this year.  He did not deserve to get sent back to AAA.

Jefry Marte is ripping the ball for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Wednesday 22 June 2016 at 10:33 am

When the Los Angeles Angels acquired 250year old righty swinging 1B/3B/OF Jefry Marte from the Detroit Tigers on January 27th, 2016…..they weren’t expecting much from him.  But, boy has he been a big surprise so far this year for Marte and the Angels.  He has played in 21 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 17 for 54 (.315 avg, .962 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 4 homers and 10 RBIs.  Marte has now played in 54 games in his first two years in the show and he is 34 of 134 (.254 avg, .803 OPS) with 16 runs scored, 8 homers and 21 RBIs.

The Los Angeles Angels DFA Todd Cunningham

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Saturday 18 June 2016 at 5:32 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have designated 27-year old switch-hitting outfielder Todd Cunningham for assignment.  Cunningham played in 5 games for the Angels this year and he was 1 for 12 (.083 avg, .321 OPS) with 3 runs scored.  He has now played in 52 games in his first three years in the show and he is 22 of 106 (.208 avg, .518 OPS) with 18 runs scored, 0 homers, 4 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  The Angels probably want to keep Cunningham and stash him in AAA-ball, but he will have to clear waivers before they can send him back to the minors.  They needed a roster spot for Tim Lincecum.

The Los Angeles Angels activate Andrelton Simmons from the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 15 June 2016 at 5:31 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have activated 26-year old righty swinging SS Andrelton Simmons from the 15-day disabled list.  Simmons played in 31 games earlier this year for the Angels and he was 25 of 114 (.219 avg, .526 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 1 homer and 8 RBIs.  His return should tighten up the Angels’ infield defensive big time. To make room on the roster for Simmons, the Angels have designated 34-year old righty swinging SS Brendan Ryan for assignment.  Ryan played in 17 games for the Angels this year and he was 1 for 13 (.077 avg, .154 OPS) with 1 run scored.  A special shout out to 31-year old righty swinging Gregorio Petit, who played well while Simmons was out of action.  Petit has played in 31 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 28 of 97 (.289 avg, .762 OPS) with 13 runs scored, 1 homer and 10 RBIs.  Petit will now be a backup at 2B, SS and 3B for the Angels moving forward.

UPDATE:  (6/18/2016) – The Angels have outrighted Brendan Ryan to AAA.

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

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 13 June 2016 at 7:55 pm

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 14 games (1 start) for the Angels so far this year and he is 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP.  The Angels have called up 30-year old righty reliever Al Alburquerque to replace Rasmus on the pitching staff.  He has pitched in 22 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Angels this year and he is 1-0 with 8 saves, a 2.49 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP.  Alburquerque has pitched in 241 games (0 starts) in his first five years in the show and he is 17-6 with 1 save, a 3.20 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.  If he throws strikes, Alburquerque is going to be an asset for the Angels’ pen.

The Los Angeles Angels DFA David Huff

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Monday 13 June 2016 at 7:50 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have designated 31-year old lefty starting pitcher David Huff for assignment.  Huff pitched in 2 games (both starts) for the Angels and he was 0-2 with a 11.81 ERA and a 2.81 WHIP.  He has given up 13 hits (4 homers) and 2 walks while whiffing 3 batters in his 5 1/3 innings for the Angels……as he was utterly terrible for them.  Huff has now pitched in 120 games (57 starts) in his first 8 years in the show and he is 25-30 with a 5.17 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP.  The Angels have called up 27-year old righty reliever A.J. Achter to replace Huff on the active roster.  Achter pitched in 7 games (0 starts) earlier this year for the Angels and he was 0-0 with a 4.76 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 25 games (0 starts) in his first three years in the show and he is 1-1 with a 5.05 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP.

UPDATE:  (6/16/2016) – The Angels have outrighted David Huff to AAA.

The Los Angeles Angels DFA Kyle Kubitza

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 13 June 2016 at 7:46 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have designated 25-year old lefty swinging 3B Kyle Kubitza for assignment.  Kubitza played in 54 games in AAA-ball this year for the Angels and he was 47 of 186 (.253 avg, .714 OPS) with 22 runs scored, 2 homers, 19 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.  He played in 19 games for the Angels last year in his first taste of the show and he was 7 for 36 (.194 avg, .451 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 0 homers and 1 RBI.  Kubitza came into this season as the Angels’ #16 prospect, so he probably won’t make it through waivers….so they should try to deal him.

UPDATE:  (6/21/2016) – The Angels have dealt Kyle Kubitza to the Texas Rangers for cash considerations.

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