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The Angels pitching depth at AAA is now alarmingly shallow

Billy Eppler is probably already on the hunt

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Over the past week, two pitchers left the rotation in Salt Lake. First, Parker Bridwell, who was called up to replace an injured Matt Shoemaker. Today, Troy Scribner who was claimed off waivers by the Diamondbacks after he was DFA’d to make room for newcomer Akeel Morris.

Those moves leave a very thin rotation in Salt Lake:

  1. Nick Tropeano (probably next if line if someone else gets hurt)
  2. Jaimie Barria (also next in line depending on pitching schedules)
  3. John Lamb
  4. Osmer Morales
  5. Miguel Alamonte (newly acquired and currently injured)
  6. Vicente Campos

That’s it. Concerning? Yes. Freak out yet? No. I’m sure Billy Eppler is on the case, but the Bees (and Angels) are one starter injury away from having only 4 healthy starters at the AAA level. It’s also unclear how long before Alamonte is able to pitch.

Last year, the Bees had 11 pitchers start 5 or more games, so they are going to need sign a pitcher or two for a minor league deal to create some additional depth. Scott Feldman? John Lackey? Who would you sign??