The Nationals announced that they’ve claimed right-hander Rogelio Armenteros off waivers from the Diamondbacks. Arizona picked up the righty in a waiver claim of their own after the Astros tried to pass him through outright waivers earlier this winter. Washington’s 40-man roster is at 34 players.
Armenteros, 26, didn’t pitch in 2020 owing to surgery that removed a bone spur from his right elbow. He made his big league debut with the Astros in 2019, however, and pitched to a 4.00 ERA with an 18-to-5 K/BB ratio in 18 innings (four starts). The righty has a generally sharp track record in parts of three seasons in the hitter-friendly Triple-A Pacific Coast League, having compiled a 3.73 ERA with averages of 10 strikeouts, 3.4 walks and 1.2 homers per nine innings pitched.
Though the elbow procedure creates some uncertainty, it’s clear that Armenteros is still viewed as an intriguing depth option with some upside, as we’ve now seen a pair of clubs claim him this winter. He does have a minor league option remaining, which surely appealed to the Nats, who have some uncertainty at the back of their rotation. After Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin, the Nats don’t have set fourth and fifth starters. Armenteros will join a group of candidates that includes Erick Fedde, Joe Ross and Austin Voth — assuming the Nats opt to carry Armenteros on the roster for the remainder of the offseason, of course.
Solid, low-risk depth pickup. Cool
continuing from an earlier post…. Angels rotation is trash
Bundy, Canning, Heaney and Barria is far from trash. Might not be the best in the league, but it’s solid.
FredMcGriff for the HOF
@1225. The Angels need a much better rotation but they did take a step forward today in acquiring the Reds former closer
I think they need to improve it as well, but it’s not trash.
Barria had 5 starts…. and his past numbers are not Promising Canning is a 4 ERA pitcher and I haven’t seen too much to think that will be improving… Heaney isn’t good… and Bundy isn’t exactly the model of consistency
A 4 ERA in today’s game is pretty decent. League average ERA the past two years has been like 4.5. Heaney had a great FIP. Barria, I get, but Bundy left a very hitter friendly enviroment to a more pitcher friendly one. Might not post a 3.29 ERA again, but it’s not hard to see a 3.50-3.75 ERA pitcher. Again, I’m not sayin they’re aces, but solid pitchers.
right now the have a 2 maybe 2 4’s and guys who probably shouldn’t have a rotation job
A borderlne number 2 starter (Bundy) anda few #4 starters (Barria, Heaney, Canning) isn’t a bad mix. You seem to be missing my point. That’s not trash. Is it fantastic? No. Is it good? It’s ok. But trash is far from what it actually is.
if you look at competitive team their team ERA is 4.20 or much lower… even with Bauer I don’t see that for the Angels
Bauer, Bundy, Canning, Barria and Heaney is a very solid 5. If you don’t want to count Barria because he only started 5 games and tossed 32.1 innings, fine. But you also have to take out Patrick Sandoval and Julio Teheran then. Sandoval pitched only 4 more innings than Barria and Teheran pitched less than Barria and isn’t even on the team anymore. Plus he accounted for 21.1% of all earned runs given up by starting pitching. Beteen Bundy, Heaney and Canning, they had a combined 3.91 ERA which is lower than that 4.2 mark you stated. Overall, their 5.52 ERA isn’t great but take out Teheran and it drops by over a run. Throw in Bauer and it probably goes lower.
Just curious. Is your ex-girlfriend an Angels fan?
In addition to having a wonderful name, Armenteros seems to have some talent.
i dont see why no one wants to keep him. surely he’s better then most teams’ 40th guy.
The Nationals claimed him on a day when Rogelio Moret died. While pitching for the Red Sox in 1974, Moret hurled a one-hit shutout against the White Sox. The lone hit came in the seventh inning off the bat of Dick Allen.