3:30pm: The two teams have announced the swap of Peters and Stevens. Peter will go on the Halos’ 40-man roster, while Stevens will not be added to Miami’s 40-man roster.
2:15pm: The Angels are putting the finishing touches on a trade with the Marlins that will send lefty Dillon Peters to Los Angeles, per Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register (via Twitter). Righty Tyler Stevens is set to move to Miami in return.
If completed, the swap would send Peters onto the Halos’ 40-man roster. He was designated for assignment by Miami yesterday as the team looked to set its 40-man roster in advance of next month’s Rule 5 Draft. Though the 26-year-old has not found any success in his two attempts at the majors, he was viewed as one of the organization’s more promising arms at this time last year and considered to be a mostly MLB-ready starter. To this point, Peters has only worked as a starter, though as Fletcher notes, he experienced a velocity boost in 2018, so perhaps he’ll be given a shot to transition into a relief role.
As for the 22-year-old Stephens, he reached the Triple-A level in his second season as a pro after opening the year with excellent numbers at High-A and Double-A. But the right-handed reliever was drubbed at the highest level of the minors, surrendering 34 earned runs on 58 hits in just 28 frames — though he did still maintain a respectable combination of 11.6 K/9 and 4.5 BB/9. Stevens is still rather young for that level and was a quick riser through the Angels’ system last year, so he’ll hope for better results with some additional experience under his belt in a second run at the Triple-A level.
Ok. We need pitching and have a roster spot open. Maybe a multi inning guy?
Long Duc Dong
I guess Rick Ankiel was busy
I like Peters. Good pickup
He has groundball tendencies, and almost the same amount of team control as Stephens does.
Long Duc Dong
Dilly Dilly same old angel moves trying to catch lightening in a bottle. Good Luck
Our bullpen wasn’t bad except for a single atrocious month.
just another season wasting trout’s talent!
and no one cares
Better than nothing like last off-season!
Yeah grabbing that Ohtani guy was nothing
ahhhhhh…..Billy Eppler once again being cheap af and not wanting to spend. Watch him go out and buy a bunch of hitters and not focus on pitching. We need good pitching!
I don’t think that it’s Eppler is the one going cheap I think ownership got burned on three big contracts and is now scared to do it again
Yo! This is not “a move” chill. The Angels are gonna spend, it’s been hinted at. I’d bet Sonny Gray, Keuchel and an opportunistic C or 3b.
yeah, yeah! heard that before. like last5 years.
They made huge moves last year. Everyone got hurt. We were literally leading the AL West at the end of May before the pitching bloood letting. In Ep We Trust.
I hear Reggie Willits is available..
Cozart was not a huge move. They signed him after one good year. A contract year. Prior to that he was garbage and he is again. Kinsler is washed up.ohtani is the only huge move and he came cheap.
A lifetime 6.10 ERA? Good move Angels!
J. C. Hahne
Give the kid a chance. He has 3 good pitches. This is a small move that could be good. Nothing to get worked up over.
Will this be official soon? I don’t want to be up all night waiting.
Relax, you have 9 lives…lol
C’mon Elias, scoop up Alex Meyer please. Light a fire on rotation competition.
Hey Angels haters, it’s just a swap for a guy who maybe can catch on or be released, traded or sent down in late Marco.
Stevens, Stephens? I am so confused.
J. C. Hahne
Peters has the potential to be a solid bullpen arm.
Waitings The Hardest Part
Next brad hand. Develop that sweeping slider and cutter and he could be a huge asset.
Idk why the marlins dont try these guys out as relievers before giving up on them.
That’s what I’m always afraid of. They draft/trade for all these lefties, try them out of one roll them drop them. Hate to see another Brad Hand/Andrew Miller situation. At least they are giving Conley that opportunity instead of bailing on him.
So not good enough for the Marlins 40 man roster but is making the Angels 40 man.. Jeez, I’d prefer the empty spot to this guy.
Gotta feel sorry for this dude. Not even the Marlins want him
Typical Halo clown move.