The Angels announced a few roster moves ahead of Friday night’s game versus the Mariners. They recalled first baseman Jared Walsh and left-handed pitcher Jose Quijada from the alternate site, and optioned left-handed pitcher Patrick Sandoval to the alternate site.
“We wanted him to go down there and work on a couple things,” Joe Maddon said in regards to Sandoval being sent down. “Walsh comes up and provides us defense and a left-handed bat. We thought it was in his best interest to move them. That’s it. We just wanted Sandoval and Luis Rengifo to get a little more work in other areas.”
Other news and notes
- Additionally, this morning OF Michael Hermosillo cleared waivers and was outrighted to the Alternate Training Site.
- There’s no decision yet as to whether or not we can see Julio Teheran added back into the starting rotation soon. Joe Maddon said the club hasn’t decided if they want to keep him in the bullpen moving forward and they’re still deciding what to do. However, he is still a candidate to start for LA on Monday, along with Jaime Barria.
- It’s been more than a week since Max Stassi played a game, as he’s currently on the Injured List. “He’s feeling a lot better,” Maddon said. “There was a timeline given to me but he’s moving better than we anticipated. The trainers are wiling to be open-minded about it. He was telling me how much better he felt.”