The Angels have released catcher Jose Godoy, per the team. Godoy, 28, was signed to a minor league deal by the Angels earlier this offseason after being outrighted by the Pirates in October.
To this point in his career, Godoy has struggled during his limited time in the majors, as he has slashed just .123/.194/.140 in 26 career games in the majors. He’s spent time as a member of the Cardinals, Mariners, Twins, and Pirates organizations prior to his time in Anaheim, and carries a slash line of .272/.351/.366 over ten seasons as a minor leaguer. Given teams’ constant need for upper-level catching depth in the minor leagues, Godoy should certainly find another organization interested in his services on a new minor league deal.
As for the Angels, this move not only indicates belief in their primary catching options of Max Stassi, Logan O’Hoppe, and Matt Thaiss, who expect to combine for the majority of playing time at the position for the major league club this year, but also non-roster invitees Chad Wallach and Anthony Mulrine, who seem poised to be the depth options for the Halos in the event of an injury. If the club had each of those players ahead of Godoy on the organizational depth chart, today’s move may have been the best outcome for Godoy, who could look to sign on with a team thinner at catcher in order to have a clearer shot at big league playing time this season.
I’ve been waiting for Godoy.
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I am sure the team will want to have both Canning and Rodriguez start in SLC and gently bring them online, after both effectively missed 2022. No reason to rush either. Davidson so far has shown why Minasian selected him as the prize in Iglesias trade.
I think he should look into playing in the Australian pro baseball league. It’s a natural fit.
Come and say “Godoy.”
He’s such a Godoy! Aren’t you a Godoy!
Godoy! Now sit!
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I has such high hopes for him.
Both Thaiss and Stassi are hitting well this spring. Haven’t checked on Ohoppe’s BA. If Thaiss finds his way, the wait for Godoy would be very long. So probably a good move for him and the team.
@prov With Thaiss near .400, this spring, he made it hard decision. Stassi is also over 300 and Logan is at 222. I can see Thaiss and Stassi starting the year as Angels and O’Hoppe in the minors to start. He may not be down there for long though.
I am interested to see who is the 6th starter. Canning, Silseth, and Davidson have pitched well this spring. Canning has a uptick in velocity, which I wasn’t expecting after being away so long.
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My best guess is that Davidson will be the Angels SP6 to start the season as he is pitching well and out of options. Barria will be the long man in the pen; Canning, Rodriguez and Silseth will start the season in AAA.
I agree Google. I figured O’Hoppe was a lock as the back up until Thaiss showed up. If Canning can continue his healthy stretch, I’d say he’ll be #6 as long as we have someone ready at a moments notice if he goes down again. I previously said let Canning spend a year in AAA to prove he’s healthy, but he’s bee pitching well in ST so why not… Then there’s the issue with options for Davidson so…
Does Suarez have options left? Maybe its him that gets sent down and they keep Davidson and Canning. Suarez started off last year slow and hasnt looked good in spring. If there is anyone that is going to struggle with the pitch closk, it would be Suarez.
I think Suarez has options. Never been impressed with him so I don’t think he’s the answer in my opinion. But they never listen to me so…
Not a good day for Godoy
Hope Mr. 20 thousand finds a home
With the Yankees backup catcher IL of the day situation, I can see them taking him at least as minor league depth until some people get better.
For the nay sayers, as an alternative, the pitchers at AAA can throw the ball just a bit harder so it bounces back at them after hitting the backstop. No catcher needed.
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