Catching on some of the roster moves that took place before today’s slate of games…
- The Cubs placed Willson Contreras on the 10-day injured list due to right hip inflammation, officially ending the veteran catcher’s season. In corresponding moves, Alfonso Rivas was moved from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL, and catcher Tyler Payne made his MLB debut today after his contract selected from Triple-A. One of the few veterans remaining in the wake of the Cubs’ deadline fire sale, Contreras might be either a trade candidate or an extension candidate this winter, depending on the club’s next direction. Contreras finishes the year hitting .237/.340/.438 with 21 home runs over 483 PA.
- The Marlins activated Pablo Lopez from the 60-day injured list, as Lopez tossed 1 2/3 innings in an abbreviated start during Miami’s 5-4 win over the Phillies today. It marked Lopez’s first game since July 11, as a right rotator cuff strain interrupted a very impressive season for the 25-year-old. Lopez posted a 3.03 ERA and above-average strikeout and walk rates over his first 101 innings, setting himself up for 2022 as yet another quality young arm in the Marlins rotation. To make room for Lopez’s return to the roster, Miami placed left-hander Sean Guenther on the 10-day IL and moved first baseman Jesus Aguilar to the 60-day IL.
- The Angels called up left-hander Reid Detmers to start today’s contest with the Mariners, and also activated righty Junior Guerra from the 10-day IL. Outfielder Taylor Ward heads to the 10-day IL with a right adductor strain while southpaw Jhonathan Diaz was optioned to Triple-A.
- Jose Quintana cleared waivers and outrighted to the Giants’ Triple-A affiliate. San Francisco designated Quintana for assignment earlier this week, after the veteran left-hander posted a 4.66 ERA over 9 2/3 innings with the Giants. Quintana was claimed off waivers from the Angels at the end of August, as the Giants looked to add some lefty depth down the stretch.
Fever Pitch Guy
Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.
Welp, if there is one bright side to this Angels season, it will be today if we spoil the Mariners playoff chance.
amen to that!
They didn’t have a chance as both the RedSox and Yankees won.
I think at time of OP it wasn’t decided
I am aware.
Why place a player on the IL on the last day of the season when you are a team going home after the game?
Had to IL Contreras to call up another catcher. The only other catcher on their active roster has 8 MLB at bats and started the game. Cubs had 5 catchers on the IL today (Contreras, Chirinos, Romine, Lobaton and Higgins). They just wanted to make sure they had someone to catch the ball their pitcher was throwing. Judging from their iL, that was a problem this year.
28 years old zero triple a at bats. Believe this was his cup of coffee.
Very glad no one claimed Quintana and he’ll have another shot with the Giants.
Or was this so he could grab the last game check? I agree I wouldn’t mind keeping in the organization, I could also see him being open to it considering how well Gausman, Desclafani, Sanchez, Anderson, Wood, and any of the other buy low starters SF has gotten then straightened out, they went on the last few years made decent money after.
Me too, if he wants to stay in the system it would be great to keep him as depth
It’ll be 1995 in reverse!
Quintana and Teheran were both quality starters that constantly outpitched and outpaced advanced stats.
Those in favor of advanced statistics will say they were both due for regression and were relatively lucky all along, but in their prime both were very solid, above average starters.