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Angels acquire minor-league pitcher Parker Bridwell from Orioles, move Huston Street to 60-day DL

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Well, it has come to this.

With Huston Street moving to the 60-day Disabled List (which means he won’t be able to come back by June, at the earliest), the Angels had a spot to add someone else on the 40-man roster. According to MLB Pipeline, Bridwell was the Orioles 15th-best prospect, but that’s not much, especially when considering the Orioles farm system is also quite shallow. His fastball is graded above-average (55) while his changeup is a plus pitch (60) on the 80 scale, and his slider and control are below average.

Bridwell’s best season as a starter came in 2015, when he posted a 3.99 ERA (3.53 FIP) in double-A in 18 starts. However, he subsequently encountered elbow tendinitis and was converted to a reliever. Since then, he has struggled to find consistency, aside from a ten-inning stetch in AAA where he posted a 1.80 ERA (1.97 FIP) with a 12.6 K/9 and a 0.9 BB/9. That’s really, really, really good! But it’s such a small sample size that it means absolutely nothing.

You might not be too pleased with Bridwell’s scouting report...

Bridwell, now 25, will start the year in AA Mobile. He will have to improve his command if he wants to make the big leagues (4.1 BB/9). I’m finding it quite difficult to find a positive here, as Bridwell is nothing to write home about. I can’t even say for certain that Bridwell is free. The bright side? At least we can call him Clifford.

Also this:

Ouch.