The Angels designated infielder Jack Mayfield for assignment, the team announced. A 40-man roster spot was required for left-hander Jose Suarez, who is back on the 40-man after an injured list placement last week.
Acquired from the Braves in a February trade, Mayfield received three plate appearances over two games with Anaheim this season. The 30-year-old’s ability to play shortstop, second base, and third base made him a useful bench piece in Houston, as Mayfield appeared in 49 games with the Astros over the 2019-20 seasons. Atlanta claimed Mayfield off waivers back in November.
Suarez was assigned to the Angels’ alternate training site at the end of Spring Training. An international signing for the Angels back in 2014, Suarez debuted in the big leagues in 2019 and posted a 7.11 ERA over 81 innings. Matters didn’t improve for Suarez last season, as he made two starts but was torched for 10 earned runs over just 2 1/3 total innings. While the early returns in the majors haven’t been good, the 23-year-old Suarez has some solid numbers (3.68 ERA, 25.4% strikeout rate) over 335 1/3 career frames in the Angels’ farm system.
Why Suarez? Are the Angels looking for new ways for the bullpen to lose ballgames?
He wasn’t called up. He’s still in the minors but now back on the 40-man.
Mayfield is “Superfly”.
Come on Angels, get some pitching!
Cant do links here, but the Angels pitching has been phenomenl minus today. We are the unluckiest team by some bit in all of baseball on BABIP and inherited runners scored. I think for FIP the angels may even be top in the AL. Give it some time, our pitching luck will swing back and we will have our hitters healthy. Angels are taking the west, you heard it here on teh day they lost by 14.
I appreciate your optimism and hope you are right
No, pitching is not good behind Bundy, and maybe Heaney. Ohtani can’t get through the 5th inning, Canning got lit up today, Cobb yesterday, Iglesias is a dumpster fire, and no one in the minors ready to help any time soon.
I’m not giving an opinion. All the indicators are that the angels pitching has been very good with incredible bad luck. Heaney has left 5 base runners on base when being pulled abs all 5 have scored. That’s the difference between 2.67 era and a 4.89. When looking for progress look to stats that cut out ball bounce luck. On top of all that, all pitchers minus Q have seen their velocity tick 3 mph or more each and their rpm improve. It seems like, gulp, Perry had a legit plan.