Well, we made it 100 games into the season.
It was kind of nice complaining about the quality of the starting pitching rather than the injuries that the starting pitching had suffered, but when you put it all together, all it really means is that: the starting pitching sucks.
The #Angels have claimed LHP Adalberto Mejia off waivers from the Minnesota Twins. Mejia is on the active roster for tonight’s game.— Angels PR (@LAAngelsPR) July 20, 2019
LHP Andrew Heaney has been placed on the 10-day IL with left shoulder inflammation (retro to 7/17).
And now Andrew Heaney is out. The 28 year old, having started the season late due to (you guessed it) injury, has compiled 46 innings of 5.09 ERA ball. He hasn’t been great, but there have been times when you think he’s about to turn the corner. He is striking out more than a batter an inning.
It’s not a forearm, but the left shoulder sounds as damning. We’ll wait and see what the prognostic is.
In return, the Angels added 26 year old left hander Adalberto Mejia from the Minnesota Twins. In 138 career innings, Mejia has a 4.63 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP. He figures to slot into the rotation.
I doubt there’s any point to picking up any starting pitching now. Any starters that Billy Eppler trades for would increase the number of major league starters in the Angels rotation to...one.