After a long delay related to COVID-19 protocols, righty Julio Teheran is back in camp with the Angels, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register was among those to report on Twitter. It’s not clear when he’ll be formally cleared to get in uniform, but it seems Teheran is nearing a resumption of activities.
Given the timing, there’s virtually no chance Teheran will be ready to step into the Halos rotation when the 2020 season finally gets underway next week. He had taken the ball twice in Spring Training before the season went on ice, but he has not yet participated in Summer Camp and surely still needs to build up his arm.
Teheran agreed over the winter to a one-year, $9MM pact with the Angels. The durable 29-year-old had quite a few productive seasons over his tenure with the Braves and posted a strong 3.81 ERA in 2019. Fielding-independent metrics were less than enthused about his work, however, and Teheran’s fastball velocity has continued to trail off.
The underlying situation that led the Angels to sign Teheran underwent some change during the pandemic-forced pause. Shohei Ohtani and Griffin Canning each had unexpected opportunities to rest, putting the L.A. rotation in better shape to open the season than had been anticipated. That’s not to say that the depth won’t be appreciated, but the club likely won’t feel it needs to rush Teheran’s readiness.
Cool choice in photo!
I wonder how they are going to work him back in. Are they going to use him in the pen? Will he just work out until he’s ready?
It’s not like he can go out for minor league rehab starts.
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Welcome back, Julio. Good news on a day the Angels lost Justin Anderson for the season.
Hopefully, Julio can get stretched out quickly and provide 7-9 quality starts. With the Angels offense, a 3.90-4.25 ERA may be just enough…
Lol stay crying
Julio is going to get bombed in the AL west
Why, because National League East teams can’t hit?
Be sure to tell that to the World Champions.
Lol stay crying
Not facing the Marlins 6 times a year will really do Julio in.
What about the Mariners?
that’s an easy excuse for any pitcher in any league to push the narrative how you personally feel…if you wanna hate just cuz then OWN UP and just SAY IT..sheesh smh !!!lol
Go ahead and troll. Maddon+ Rendon+ and Shoei back will have you eating crow.
And the Giants.
Like Braveshomer already implied, there is a really stupid narrative about Teheran that he has only done as well as he has because he plays against the Marlins. Every division has a last place team to face and the Marlins aren’t the worst or even second worst of them.
Good luck Julio. I have many fond memories of you with the Braves.
Lol stay crying
Like the time he gave up the losing run to the cardinals last year? Got blown out by the dodgers in the playoffs years ago? The time he got left off the playoff roster altogether? Yeah wonderful memories.
Years ago. LOL. Last year he was the opening day starter of the Braves.
I always wonder about the kind of person who comes on a board about players from other teams and talks smack.
There must be something wrong with them.
Lol stay crying
I wonder what kind of person cries on a baseball board over something some other fan says. Those people must really cry about anything. Like being a fan of an irrelevant team for example
There are a lot of Braves fans who have nothing short of contempt for the guy. It approaches just down right strange. He was billed as the Braves next ace but it didn’t happen. Sadly, some Braves fans couldn’t learn to appreciate what he was; a dependable, middle of the rotation arm who stays healthy. That is very valuable but some just couldn’t get away from their disappointment I guess.
LD or RG? I know the drivel.
Tehran is like the cantaloupe in a fruit salad: no one really wants it, but you need it as a filler to add volume. Tehran will give LA exactly what they need; dependable innings without disastrous results. You could do a lot worse than Tehran as your 4th or 5th starter. I’m glad to hear he’s healthy and can get back to pitching again.
On a side note, he’s the oldest 29 year old I’ve ever seen ;-).
Wish him the best in Anaheim. I always root for former braves
Haney is the opening day starter? (Sinking ship emoji)
Blue – Why specifically is that a sinking ship?
So I wonder, assuming humans won’t double up within 90 days, might the teams with the most early positive c-19 tests actually have an advantage during the season?
I’m just talking from a roster and depth standpoint. (For the record, I really do hope they don’t feed the spread of this by playing. We aren’t even close to flu season yet.)
I know he’s not what he Once was but Tehran useful for Manny teams back end of a rotation that troll crybaby Is just jealous Angel stadium is no launching pad
the angels are going to surprise you doubters