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Angels make trio of moves, including a trade for left-handed pitcher Dillon Peters

Tis the season for roster moves

Pittsburgh Pirates v Miami Marlins Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

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!

Second, to make room for the new trade acquisition, the Angels DFA’d Alex Meyer who had a setback in his recovery.

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.