The Angels announced a trio of corresponding roster moves, including the placement of left-hander Jose Quijada on the 10-day injured list due to a right oblique strain. Quijada’s placement is retroactive to April 8. Fellow southpaw Brian Moran will replace Quijada on the active roster after the Halos selected his contract, and right-hander Kyle Tyler was designated for assignment to create a 40-man roster spot.
It seems as though Quijada’s injury may have taken place last night, as Jeff Fletcher of The Southern California News Group (Twitter link) notes that Quijada was warming up in the bullpen, but then didn’t come into the game as expected to face a left-handed batter. The southpaw might now face a lengthy absence given the nature of oblique injuries, and depending on the severity of the strain.
Quijada has spent three of his four MLB seasons with Los Angeles, amassing a 4.85 ERA over 29 2/3 relief innings. Counting his rookie season with the Marlins in 2019, Quijada has a 5.31 ERA in 59 1/3 career innings, as his tenure has included a lot of missed bats (32% strikeout rate) but also a lot of wildness (15.6% walk rate).
Aaron Loup was the only other lefty in the Angels’ bullpen, necessitating the selection of Moran’s minor league contract. After joining L.A. on that minors deal back in November, Moran is now lined up to make his first MLB appearance since 2020. Moran is another former Marlin, with a 6.55 ERA over 11 career Major League innings with Miami and Toronto in 2019-20.
While that represents Moran’s big league resume, he has bounced around to several different organizations since the Mariners picked him in the seventh round of the 2009 draft. This is actually Moran’s second stint with the Angels, as the Halos acquired him via a post-Rule 5 Draft trade in 2013, but Tommy John surgery sidelined Moran for all of 2014 and kept him from ever pitching for L.A. Moran has a solid 3.05 ERA over 516 1/3 career innings in the minors.
Tyler has now been designated for assignment four times in under a month, and his first three trips to the DFA wire saw the righty switch teams. Originally an Angel back on March 19, Tyler was designated and then claimed/designated by both the Red Sox and Padres before landing back in Anaheim on another waiver claim on Friday. Tyler made his Major League debut last season, with a 2.92 ERA over 12 1/3 innings out of the Angels’ bullpen
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Been a really tough month to be Kyle Tyler… the Red Sox are now on the clock.
Every time his name has popped up, my brain misreads it as Kyler Tyler and I chuckle.
I chuckle every time see your name too
Come to the darkside, Ron
Too bad you don’t understand how serious that is.
Get em prov..
hey leave me out of this!
I hope Tyler is getting frequent flyer miles.
The claiming team needs an open 40-man roster spot to claim him…would the Red Sox DFA Danish in favor of Tyler….?
I swear people keep claiming him off waivers simply because he’s Kyle Tyler.
Teams that claim Kyle Tyler should be required to keep him on their 40-man roster for two months.
Just Kyle or anyone? If teams were forced to hold onto waiver claims for two months, that would create some crazy team instability.
the guy picked up by the giants seems to have brighter future than any of these guys listed here.. there must be some geniuses making these decisions.
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Sd needs to shed a coupe mill to duck under CBT
Why not just ship Kim to LAA for a bag of balls ? Angels had prior interest and they could move Fletch back to 2b
Tough breaks for the Angels this 1sr series, but I like the way they battled. Even in losing this series vs. the Astros. It made me feel better about there chances in winning the west.
Screen Name, I feel just the opposite after seeing the first series of the season. I know it’s super early, but I am very pessimistic. Same Angels, no clutch hitting, out bullpenned, out scouted, out strategized, and overall outplayed by the Astros. The positive is Thor pitched very well in his debut. But it’s not going to be enough—5 to 6 innings every sixth game—to make a big enough impact. The Halos needed to acquire an established ace for the rotation. The front office failed to get that done in the offseason. I fear another long season with no playoffs in the end result.
The Angels team is fine, it’s not perfect, but it’s a long season. BTW, no ace? I guess Ohtani’s 180 won’t quality? And I’ll take a solid 150 from Thor. The other 4 appear project to be solid to.
At the end of the day, this team can play with anyone, it was a slow start from the high powered offense, but no worries there.
Oh, besides 1 inning in relief from the back end of the pen. The BP is legit as projected.
Side note frustration for me – Rhett Bollinger is the worst Angels writer ever. He is obsessed with Ohtani, referring to him as a “2 way phenom” in every article. I’m waiting for an article about how awesomely Ohtani ties his shoes. And for every loss, he tries to spin his article into a positive, usually about Ohtani, with the loss being a side note of the article. I understand he can only write what the Angels allow, but have some “journalistic” integrity. For example, we just dropped 3 of 4 to start the season. His article today has zero analysis about what went wrong, but instead it’s about how hard Ohtani hit the ball.
I feel a little better.
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Rhett is OK for me, but Maria Guardado, whom Rhett replaced, was much better. She covers the Giants now.
I’m not impressed with the Angels beat writer for The Athletic, Sam Blum. I don’t know his background, but can’t help but think he did not grow up playing or following baseball. He replaced Fabian Ardaya who was outstanding and now covers the Dodgers.
Yeah, Maria was much better. Bollinger rubs me wrong with his positive spinning and Ohtani worshipping. Nothing but fluff and zero analysis.
I really don’t understand this move. Years past in the begining of the season we cut Kirby Yates to carry a backup infielder who never saw action for like 3 games. So Moran who is not even on the 40 is more valuable as a lefty than a potential swingman in Tyler? Don’t we have like 18 relievers at the moment anyway
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Not a problem, Ron. I suspect the Angels will be able to pick up Tyler when he’s DFAd by his next club later this week. If Tyler was smart, he would just stay in Salt Lake City and wait for the Angels to circle back a third time.
$10 says Padres claim him again