The Angels have outrighted catcher John Hester and lefty Robert Carson, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times tweets. The moves create two openings on the Angels' 40-man roster, which DiGiovanna points out will likely be needed for non-roster invitees who make the Angels' roster out of camp.
Hester, 30, has a career .216/.294/.351 line in 232 career big-league plate appearances. He appeared in just one game with the Angels in 2013, spending most of the season at Triple-A Salt Lake. Carson, 25, pitched 19 2/3 innings out of the Mets' bullpen in 2013, posting an 8.24 ERA with 3.7 K/9 and 3.2 BB/9. He fared better in 44 1/3 innings at Triple-A Las Vegas, with a 4.06 ERA there. The Angels claimed him from the Mets in October.
biggest move the angels have made so far
Carlos Pena and Brandon Lyon moved to the 40 man?
If I’m not mistaken, that leaves only two catchers on the 40-man now. That has to be rectified shortly also. Torrealba movin’-on-up perhaps.
I forgot about that. I’m now thinking possibly Torrealba and Wade LeBlanc being added so the team can use them both in an emergency.
LeBlanc has had twice more MLB starts than the #3-5 pegged rotation starters, but has done his better work as a swingman. He may end up taking J.Williams former role, and might be more reliable. Torrealba was a good pickup because they had -nada- after Conger/Iannetta.
Blanton still has a spot though?
have to keep him for rotation depth
They can just call up Matt Shoemaker or Wade LeBlanc.
season over….oh wait, it already is
He’ll likely be gone.
Tough week for dudes with the last name Hester