Player News - Angels

Date: Team: Pos:

Angels recalled RHP Ty Buttrey from Triple-A Salt Lake.

He's taking the roster spot of Hansel Robles, who is headed to the DL with a right shoulder impingement. Buttrey was acquired from the Red Sox as part of the Ian Kinsler trade last month. This will be the right-hander's first stint in the big leagues.
Aug 16 - 5:13 PM

Angels placed RHP Hansel Robles on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder impingement.

The move was made retroactive to August 15. Robles has fared slightly better since arriving in Anaheim at the end of June, though he still holds a mediocre 4.33 ERA for the season. Ty Buttrey was called up from Triple-A in the corresponding roster move.
Aug 16 - 5:12 PM

In his first game back from the DL, Rene Rivera hit a solo homer off Kirby Yates in the top of the ninth to lead the Angels past the Padres 3-2.

Rivera also had a single earlier in the game. The homer was his fourth in 58 at-bats this season, which is well above his usual pace. He's slated to split time with Francisco Arcia behind the plate the rest of the way.
Aug 16 - 12:22 AM

Felix Pena limited the Padres to an unearned run over six innings on Wednesday.

The lone run came after a Rene Rivera passed ball in the first. Pena was a fairly interesting reliever when the Angels got him off waivers from the Cubs before the season, but it's been quite the surprise that he's turned into a relatively successful starter. He's allowed three runs or fewer in all but one of his 10 starts, giving him a 4.02 ERA.
Aug 16 - 12:20 AM

Blake Parker pitched a perfect ninth for his 12th save Wednesday against the Padres.

Parker is doing just fine, but the Angels aren't generating many save chances; tonight's save was his third in four opportunities since the end of June. Parker currently has a 3.27 ERA after overcoming a shaky start in April.
Aug 16 - 12:17 AM

Angels designated RHP Akeel Morris for assignment.

Morris was optioned to Triple-A on August 11 after Tyler Skaggs was taken off the 10-day disabled list. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Rene Rivera, who was activated off the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday. Morris owns a 5.79 ERA, and will likely return to Triple-A Salt Lake if/when he's not claimed.
Aug 15 - 7:43 PM

Angels optioned RHP Odrisamer Despaigne to Triple-A Salt Lake.

The Angels acquired Despaigne on Tuesday for cash considerations from the Marlins, and Angels manager Mike Scioscia said on Tuesday that he would work as a member of the starting rotation. When exactly that will take place has yet to be determined. He's struggled in the big leagues in 2018, with a 5.31 ERA and 1.48 WHIP over 20 1/3 innings.
Aug 15 - 7:42 PM

Shohei Ohtani (elbow) threw another bullpen session in Anaheim on Wednesday.

Ohtani had hitters at the plate for "perspective" on Wednesday, but those hitters didn't swing the bat. He'll be back on the bench for the game against the Padres on Wednesday night. There's still no timetable as to when Ohtani will return to the mound, but it does appear the two-way star is getting close.
Aug 15 - 7:35 PM

Angels optioned C Jose Briceno to Triple-A Salt Lake.

The move corresponds to the Angels activating Rene Rivera from the 60-day disabled list. He performed reasonably well in his time with Los Angeles, hitting .291/.333/.430 over 30 games. He'll likely come back to the roster when they expand to 40 in September.
Aug 15 - 6:11 PM

Angels activated Rene Rivera from the 60-day disabled list.

Rivera is back after being out with a torn meniscus in his right knee since May. He's starting for the Angels on Wednesday, hitting sixth against the Padres. On the year, Rivera has an .804 OPS, but that's over just 54 at bats in 2018.
Aug 15 - 6:08 PM

Mike Trout's brother-in-law, former minor league pitcher Aaron Cox, passed away on Wednesday morning.

Cox was only 24 years old and had just retired from professional baseball earlier this summer. Trout, who's currently on the disabled list with wrist inflammation, left the Angels on Tuesday and presumably won't return to the club for at least another couple of days while he and his extended family cope with this tragedy.
Aug 15 - 11:25 AM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Odrisamer Despaigne will join the club in the next day or two and work out of the starting rotation.

The Angels acquired the 31-year-old right-hander from the Marlins on Tuesday night for cash considerations. Despaigne had posted a rough 5.31 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 20 1/3 innings this season with Miami, working mostly in relief. He's probably not going to be a very good fantasy streaming option down the stretch, even in more favorable matchups.
Aug 15 - 9:13 AM

Jaime Barria matched a season-high with seven strikeouts over five innings Tuesday in the Angels' lopsided win over the Padres.

Barria limited the Padres to just six hits and one walk over five innings. A solo homer by Freddy Galvis in the fourth accounted for the lone tally against him in this one. The 22-year-old rookie right-hander has consistently struggled to pitch deep into starts, but he’s allowed three earned runs or less in eight of his last nine turns dating back to June 23. This latest outing marked the 14th time in 18 starts that Barria has gone six or fewer innings, but he’s failed to complete five frames just twice all year. He simply doesn’t strike out enough batters to be anything more than a streaming option in deeper mixed leagues at this point. He's 8-7 with a 3.50 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 71/26 K/BB ratio in 18 starts. He’ll face the Rangers on the road in his next start on Sunday.
Aug 15 - 2:03 AM

Justin Upton went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and three RBI to lead the Angels to a 7-3 win over the Padres on Tuesday.

Upton clobbered a mammoth 435-foot two-run blast, his 26th long-ball of the year, off Padres starter Brett Kennedy in the fifth inning and tacked on an RBI single against reliever Robert Stock in the seventh. It was another monster night for the 30-year-old veteran outfielder, who homered for the second consecutive contest, and continues to haunt his former organization. A notoriously streaky hitter, he's on quite a tear lately, going deep five times in seven games since August 7. He's hitting .267/.352/.481 with 67 runs scored, 73 RBI, and six stolen bases in 505 total plate appearances this season.
Aug 15 - 1:44 AM

Eric Young Jr. went 1-for-3 with a triple and a pair of RBI in the Angels’ win over the Padres on Tuesday.

Young Jr. delivered an RBI groundout against Padres starter Brett Kennedy in the second inning and ripped a line-drive triple into the right-center field gap, plating rookie Taylor Ward in the fourth. He also drew a walk and netted his third stolen base of the year in the ninth inning. The 33-year-old veteran outfielder is hitting just .225 over 46 big-league plate appearances this season, but he does offer some speed for fantasy owners in extremely deep formats.
Aug 15 - 1:27 AM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Waiver Wire: Acquire Adames

    Waiver Wire: Acquire Adames
  •  
    Must Have: Keenan Allen

    Must Have: Keenan Allen
  •  
    Must Have: Kyle Rudolph

    Must Have: Kyle Rudolph
  •  
    MLB: Hold on Gordon

    MLB: Hold on Gordon
  •  
    Must Have: Chris Hogan

    Must Have: Chris Hogan
  •  
    Must Have: Rex Burkhead

    Must Have: Rex Burkhead
  •  
    Must Have: Marvin Jones

    Must Have: Marvin Jones
  •  
    Must Have: Kenny Stills

    Must Have: Kenny Stills