Billy Eppler has been busy the past few days, adjusting the 40 man roster leading into the Rule 5 Draft and making a trade with Miami for another arm.
First, Jose Miguel Fernandez who was DFA’d yesterday to make room on the 40 man roster was given his release today. Fare thee well!
Jose Miguel Fernandez has been released #Angels— Taylor Blake Ward (@TaylorBlakeWard) November 21, 2018
Second, to make room for the new trade acquisition, the Angels DFA’d Alex Meyer who had a setback in his recovery.
#Angels RHP Alex Meyer had another setback with his shoulder in the last 10 days, per GM Billy Eppler. He's going to be shut down from throwing for 4-6 weeks, Eppler said.— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) November 5, 2018
Finally, the big news was the trade with the Marlins that sent pitcher Tyler Stevens to Florida in exchange for left-handed pitcher Dillon Peters. The Angels picked up Stevens in the 18th round of the 2017 MLB Draft. Stevens pitched at 3 levels last year and had pretty good success until he hit Salt Lake were he was knocked around for 58 hits in just 28 innings of work.
Peters is major league ready, and has in fact already had two call up stints. Over 59 total innings, Stevens holds a 6.10 ERA and 1.695 WHIP. The former 10th round pick has a 3.37 ERA in his 67 minor league starts. Peters could fill in as a spot starter or long reliever. Let’s hope he can get some of those command issues worked out.