The Angels introduced that they’ve chosen the contract of right-hander Gerardo Reyes and reinstated outfielder Hunter Renfroe from the paternity listing. In corresponding strikes, outfielder Jo Adell was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake whereas right-hander Ben Joyce was positioned on the 15-day injured listing because of ulnar neuritis. To open a spot for Reyes on the 40-man roster, catcher Max Stassi was transferred to the 60-day injured listing.
Reyes, 30, was signed to a minor league deal within the offseason and has been pitching for Triple-A Salt Lake thus far this yr. He has a 4.64 ERA by way of 21 1/3 innings within the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, putting out 32% of batters confronted however strolling 11%.
He has a little bit of main league expertise, together with two video games with the Angels final yr in addition to 27 with the 2019 Padres, present process Tommy John surgical procedure in between these campaigns. He has a 7.39 profession ERA in the meanwhile, although a .329 batting common on balls in play and 54.7% strand charge level to a little bit of unhealthy luck. His 29.5% strikeout charge and 10.9% stroll charge have led to extra palatable superior metrics like a 4.17 FIP and three.86 SIERA.
Now again on the 40-man roster, Reyes nonetheless has an possibility yr and will present a depth arm with some roster flexibility going ahead. He additionally has lower than a yr of service time and will be cheaply retained for future seasons if he can proceed to hold onto his roster spot.
Joyce was faraway from final evening’s recreation because of proper hand irritation and can now sit out at the very least two weeks. He underwent an MRI at the moment, per J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California Information Group, and extra data on his standing must be forthcoming within the close to future. Joyce was simply added to the membership’s roster a few weeks in the past and is thought for his elite velocity. His fastball has averaged an unimaginable 101.5 mph thus far in his brief massive league profession. He has a 4.50 ERA by way of his first 4 innings, putting out 23.8% of opponents however strolling 19%.
As for Stassi, this transfer is little greater than a formality to open a roster spot since he has already been on the injured listing for greater than 60 days. He started the season on the IL because of a hip pressure and has additionally been coping with an undisclosed household state of affairs. Since 60 days have already handed since his preliminary IL placement, he’s eligible to be reinstated at anytime. Nevertheless, he hasn’t begun a rehab task and there hasn’t been any reporting that implies he’s near beginning one.