The Angels are going to place reliever José Quijada on the injured list tomorrow, writes Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. Bullpen mate Chris Devenski is joining the major league club and appears likely to be formally selected onto the MLB roster before their evening matchup with Milwaukee.
Quijada woke up this morning with some discomfort in his throwing elbow. He told reporters he went for an MRI to determine the extent of the issue. More will be known once the imaging results come back but the southpaw is feeling enough discomfort he’ll be out for at least 15 days.
The 27-year-old Quijada has been a situational relief arm for the Halos since being claimed off waivers from the Marlins heading into the 2020 season. He owns a 4.89 ERA over 108 2/3 career innings in parts of five seasons. Quijada has allowed seven runs (six earned) in nine innings this year. All of that damage has been concentrated in his past two appearances, which have seen him shelled for seven combined runs after eight scoreless appearances to open the season. Quijada didn’t blame the injury for his rough recent results, telling Fletcher and other reporters he hadn’t experienced any elbow soreness until this morning.
With Quijada headed to the IL, a spot in the relief corps opens for Devenski. The Angels had to make a decision on the veteran right-hander soon, as he’s one of a number of players who could opt out of his minor league contract if not promoted by next Monday. The Halos will ward off his possible departure by installing him in the MLB bullpen.
Devenski, 32, has had a solid first month with Triple-A Salt Lake. He’s worked nine innings over seven appearances, allowing four runs with a 9:3 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He’s picked up swinging strikes on a quality 17.5% of his pitches. It was an impressive enough showing to get him a big league look for what’ll be an eighth consecutive year.
The Cal State Fullerton product was an elite multi-inning relief option for the Astros between 2016-17. Injuries — most notably a 2021 Tommy John surgery — intervened thereafter. He hasn’t posted a sub-4.00 ERA since 2017. He’s been hit particularly hard for the past three years, including a 2022 campaign split between the Diamondbacks and Phillies. Devenski allowed 14 runs over 14 2/3 MLB innings last season, in large part because of three home runs allowed. He didn’t miss many bats last year, though he only walked one of 67 opposing hitters to demonstrate excellent control.
Los Angeles will need to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. They can do so by transferring Logan O’Hoppe from the 10-day to the 60-day injured list; the rookie backstop will miss the majority of the season after undergoing labrum surgery.
No. that’s stupid. Get real
Nope. I agree with him. Leaving Loup in the game after he got that one out was a terrible move, and I didn’t understand pinch hitting for Wallach with Thaiss.
I agree, Nevin has to go. He should have never been extended a contract.
I agree Nevin isn’t up to the job but I think the only reason Perry extended him this season was because everyone thought the team was going to be sold and he was basically going to be a lame duck until that got sorted out. Then Moreno decided to screw everyone twice by not selling and sticking us with Nevin.
and minasian, too.
Lol Nuts, I’m the more positive half glass full guy, and I agree. Fire Nevin!
Another Nevin special today. Puts Loup in on a high leverage situation, which he did good. Hey! Let’s throw him out there again next inning. Brilliance!
@PnP Spot on. Why Loup? I understand lefty lefty matchups, but LHB are hitting over .400 against him this year. Having Loup in the game across multiple innings makes it even worse.
Nevin is awful, especially in how he mismanages pitchers. But I fear that anyone else that is brought in will be the same…
That’s because Nevin doesn’t have autonomy as a manager. Moreno is the common denominator for 20 years.
Once Arte decided to keep the team a real manager should have been brought in. But once again Arte screwed up. I wish he accepted Lacob’s offer and moved on. As an Anaheim native living in the SF Bay Area watching how he has transformed the Warriors I was excited for the Angels future, if the deal had gone through .
But will not give up on the Angels- win in spite of Arte.
nuts – I agree that a different manager should have been hired once Moreno decided to keep the team. I said several times that I was concerned about the language used: “Moreno is exploring a sale of the team.” I believe he changed his mind because Ohtani makes him a ton of money and he wanted to cash in on Ohtani’s last year as an Angel. I predict that when it’s announced that Ohtani has signed with another team, Moreno will have the team sold within a month. I believe he laid the groundwork for it this past winter and the buyer is already in place.
Nevin promised us that the best players would play no matter what! Based on Loup’s overall performance this year he has no business pitching in high leverage situations late in games! Regardless of his 8 million contract for this season he should only be used in mop up situations and deserves to be designated for assignment! He has been hit hard repeatedly and can’t be counted on to get hitters out in crucial situations! If Nevin hasn’t figured this out by now then he needs to go out the door with him!
Nevin’s biggest problem is because he was a successful player he wants today’s players to think he’s cool so he is more interested in being liked by the players than making the sometimes unpopular decisions to win baseball games! U have to have a feel for when to go by the book and when not to! The players aren’t your friends they are your EMPLOYEES!
The Angels will STINK, as long as Arte Moreno is there.
Whenever Minasian has to make a decision, someone conveniently suddenly comes up w an injury. The convo prob went something like this,
Minasian: I hear you woke up with a sore elbow
Minasian: I said I hear you woke up with a sore elbow (winking)
Quijada: Ohhhh. Yeah I woke up with a sore elbow. What about you saying I was up for my next spot in the rotat…Ohhhh. I see.
i had a similar thought when the season was about to start and Stassi to the IL made space for Thaiss and Canning to the IL allowed Davidson to be on the roster. It’s probably just the silver lining side of actual injuries, but it does make Perry’s job easier.
Except Quijada has been one of the few bright spots in the bullpen. He’s a guy we want in the game.
Your joke would be funnier if you didn’t mix up Quijada and Suarez. Suarez is the dog pile in the rotation. Quijada is the dog pile in the bullpen.
Dumpster Divin Theo
Quijuda woke up this morning, realized he was an Angel, started screaming
Dumpster Divin Theo
Quijuda isn’t that the board game movie w the Rock, a ubiquitously annoying KHart, and Jack Black
Kevin Hart is the Hollywood version of a bench player thrust into an everyday role and promptly overexposed.
How does Devenski stay employed?
Not too bad a time at all to hand out some minor with options depth deals to Michael Pineda and Chris Archer.
“The Angels had to make a decision on the veteran right-hander soon, as he’s one of a number of players who could opt out of his minor league contract if not promoted by next Monday. The Halos will ward off his possible departure by installing him in the MLB bullpen.”
This is what’s wrong with how this team is managed. Instead of promoting the best man for the job to help the team win, they promote this guy so they don’t lose him. He’s yet another crappy Angels pitcher hoping for a bounce back to a once mediocre career. The team’s priorities are completely backwards.
“He hasn’t posted a sub-4.00 ERA since 2017. He’s been hit particularly hard for the past three years…”
Perfect…he’ll fit right in.
Here’s another example of our priorities being backwards:
“Wantz has been one of the club’s best relievers, posting a 0.79 ERA in 11 1/3 innings but was sent down because he has Minor League options.”
If Wantz is one of the best relievers, he should be on the team. Instead we send him down and keep a guy who is not nearly as effective. Winning is not our priority.
If this really was a roster move to keep Devenski it sucks. Quijada has been pitching well. Loup needs to go.
How many CSUF alumns are now on the team? Suzuki should have stayed one more season just to add to the number.