The Los Angeles Angels have activated 32-year old righty closer Huston Street off the D.L. Street pitched in 9 games (0 starts) earlier this year for the Angels and he was 1-0 with 5 saves, a 1.17 ERA and a 0.78 WHIP. He has now pitched in 99 games (0 starts) in his first three years with the Angels and he is 5-5 with 62 saves, a 2.62 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. Street is already #18 in Major League history with his 320 career saves and only Francisco Rodriguez, Joe Nathan and Jonathan Papelbon have more saves than him among active pitchers!
The Los Angeles Angels have called up 27-year old lefty starting pitcher Chris Jones. Jones pitched in 9 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the Angels this year and he was 3-4 with a 6.32 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP. Jones has now pitched in 265 games (71 starts) in his first 10 years in the minors and he is 47-44 with 7 saves, a 3.54 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. He will be working out of the bullpen initially for the Angels in his first taste of the majors.
UPDATE: (6/1/2016) – The Angels have sent Chris Jones back to AAA. He didn’t pitch for them this time around.
The Los Angeles Angels have sent 25-year old righty reliever Mike Morin to AAA. Morin has pitched in 25 games (0 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 1-1 with a 5.48 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. He has now pitched in 132 games (0 starts) in his first three years with the Angels and he is 9-7 with 1 save, a 4.44 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. Morin will likely be back with the Angels at some point in 2016.
The Los Angeles Angels have designated 27-year old righty reliever Deolis Guerra for assignment. Guerra pitched in 3 games (0 starts) for the Angels this year and he was 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA and a 0.56 WHIP. He has now pitched in 13 games (0 starts) in his first three years in the majors and he is 2-0 with a 6.55 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP. The Angels won’t miss Guerra much moving forward.
UPDATE: (6/3/2016) – The Angels have outrighted Deolis Guerra to AAA.
UPDATE: (6/4/2016) – The Angels have called up Deolis Guerra.
Lefty swinging outfielder Garret Anderson was one of the best players in the history of the Los Angeles Angels. He played in 2,013 games in his 15 years with the Angels and he was 2,368 of 7,989 (.296 avg, .796 OPS) with 1,024 runs scored, 272 homers, 1,292 RBIs and 78 stolen bases. He was an All-Star three times for the Angels and he won two Silver Slugger Awards. Anderson also played in 36 games in the post-season for the Angels and he was 36 of 147 (.245 avg, .661 OPS) with 17 runs scored, 5 homers and 22 RBIs. Anderson played in 7 games in the World Series in 2002 against the Giants (which the Angels won in 7 games) and he was 9 for 32 (.281 avg, .594 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 0 homers and 6 RBIs. Anderson’s best year came in 2003, when he played in 159 games for the Angels in which he was 201 of 638 (.315 avg, .885 OPS) with 80 runs scored, 29 homers, 116 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. Between 2000-2003, Anderson averaged 87.0 runs scored, 30.3 homers, 119.8 RBIs and 8.0 stolen bases per season! Anderson is still the Angels’ all-time leader in games played (2,013), hits (2,368), runs scored (1,024), doubles (489) and RBIs (1,292)! He is also still tied for #4 in batting average (.296), tied for #42 in OBP (.327), tied for 10th in SLG (.469), #16 in OPS (.796), #4 in triples (35), #2 in homers (272), #19 in stolen bases (78) and #10 in walks (397) in Angels’ history!
The Los Angeles Angels have designated 34-year old righty swinging SS Brendan Ryan for assignment. Ryan played in 11 games for the Angels this year and he was 0 for 11 (.000 avg, .000 OPS) with 6 whiffs! The Angels have activated 31-year old switch-hitting infielder Cliff Pennington off the D.L. to replace Ryan on the active roster. Pennington played in 24 games earlier this year for the Angels and he was 10 for 46 (.217 avg, .664 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 1 homer and 5 RBIs.
UPDATE: (5/31/2016) – The Angels have outrighted Brendan Ryan to AAA.
UPDATE II: (6/1/2016) – The Angels have called Brendan Ryan back up to the show to replace Cliff Pennington, who has been put back on the D.L.
25-year old righty swinging catcher Carlos Perez is heating up with the bat for the Los Angeles Angels so far in May. He has played in 14 games so far in May for the Angels and he is 13 of 45 (.289 avg, .831 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 2 homers, 9 RBIs and 1 stolen base. Perez has now played in 32 games overall this year for the Angels and he is 21 of 99 (.212 avg, .582 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 2 homers, 13 RBIs and 1 stolen base. The Angels love Perez’ D, but they are really glad that he has starting hitting so that they didn’t have to bench him or send him back to AAA.
The Los Angeles Angels have signed 35-year old righty swinging catcher Erik Kratz to a minor league deal. Kratz played in 15 games earlier this year for the Astros and he was 2 for 29 (.069 avg, .203 OPS) with 0 run scored, 0 homers and 0 RBIs. Kratz has now played in 207 games in his first seven years in the show and he is 114 of 543 (.210 avg, .642 OPS) with 52 runs scored, 23 homers and 69 RBIs. It never hurts to stash a veteran catcher in AAA-ball, so I like this move for the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels have called up 23-year old switch-hitting 3B Kaleb Cowart. Cowart came into this season as the Angels’ #8 prospect according to Baseball America. Cowart played in 39 games in AAA-ball for the Angels this year and he was 46 of 152 (.303 avg, .805 OPS) with 24 runs scored, 2 homers, 27 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. He played in 34 games in his first taste of the majors in 2015 for the Angels and he was 8 for 46 (.174 avg, .538 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 1 homer, 4 RBIs and 1 stolen base. Cowart has played all four positions in AAA-ball this year, so they could use him all over the place.
The Los Angeles Angels have called up 29-year old lefty reliever Lucas Luetge. Luetge pitched in 15 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Angels this year and he was 0-1 with 1 save, a 2.33 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. He has pitched in 111 games (0 starts) in his first four years in the show and he is 3-5 with 2 saves, a 4.35 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP.
UPDATE: (5/25/2016) – The Angels have designated Luetge for assignment. He didn’t get into any games while he was with the big league team.
UPDATE II: (5/27/2016) – The Angels have outrighted Lucas Luetge to AAA.