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Keynan Middleton being called up by the Angels today

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Angels call up much needed bullpen help. Major Key has arrived

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The Angels have yet to announce it (but an Oregon newspaper has), and I suspect the matching move will be to send Alex Meyer back to Salt Lake. Perhaps they will run into each other at the airport?

We had some fun with Keynan’s name and the various spellings of it during spring training. You can revisit that article here.

Keynan is a good sport, but even more so - he is a pitcher you shouldn’t underestimate.

Middleton went from A+ to AAA in 2016 and he impressed along the way. His stint in AA only lasted 13 games and 15 innings in which he pitched to a 1.20 ERA and 1.00 WHIP.

He has a 2.84 ERA in 10 games in the hitter friendly PCL this year with a 1.18 WHIP. However, over his last 8 appearances he boast an ERA of 0.00, 7Ks, 5 hits, and 2 saves in 9.1 inning pitched.

The Angels bullpen is stretched thin and it will be exciting to see how Middleton settles in during his first career call-up to the big leagues.

Keynan Middleton is 23 and was drafted out of Lane Community College in Portland in the 3rd round of the 2013 draft.