The Angels have designated righty A.J. Achter for assignment, the club announced. He lost his roster spot to make way for Sean Coyle, who was claimed off waivers today.
Achter, 27, had appeared in a long relief role for the Halos, tossing 20 1/3 innings in a dozen appearances. He owns a 3.98 ERA on the year, with 4.0 K/9 against 1.8 BB/9, though earned-run estimators took a much less favorable view. Achter is carrying a 6.21 FIP, 5.06 xFIP, and 4.72 SIERA for the season.
The former 46th-round draft pick has certainly performed beyond his draft status, and could represent a useful depth piece with Los Angeles or another organization. It’s fair to note that he owns a strong record in the upper minors, including a 2.94 ERA with 8.2 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 over 174 1/3 Triple-A frames.
And the pitcher’s revolving door just keeps on turning…
Makes sense. Who else would you DFA?
Question. According to Bleacherreport, Hunter Pence had another snag in his surgically repaired hamstring. Will the Giants look to reinforce their OF and bullpen through trade??
You can bet it won;t be A.J. Achter!
This is just ridiculous, one marginal player for another one and they expect to get better? LMAO!!