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Angels designate reliever Hunter Strickland for assignment

In the move they recall James Hoyt

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The Hunter Strickland experience didn’t go as the Angels would have liked. On Monday, the Angels announced they designated the reliever for assignment. In the move, they recalled reliever James Hoyt.

By being DFA’d, he’s removed from the 40-man roster. Within seven days of this move, he can either be traded or placed on irrevocable outright waivers.

At the time of his acquisition, Strickland had been great with the Rays. With the Angels was a completely different story. The 32-year-old appeared in nine games for the Halos. He posted an ERA of just under 10. Yup, it was that bad.

His FIP was 9.93, his WHIP was 2.37 and he had as many strikeouts as walks. To put it kindly, he wasn’t very good. Strickland allowed a hit in every outing and allowed a run in six of the nine. Over his final 5 23 innings he allowed nine runs to score on 10 hits with only two strikeouts.

In the move, the Angels activated the 34-year-old right-handed pitcher Hoyt. He pitched in back-to-back games on May 3 and 4. He threw 1 23 innings and allowed one hit with two strikeouts.

Other Angels news

  • Jeremiah Jackson was named MiLB’s Low-A West Player of the Week. For the 66ers, he had seven hits and hit a homer. He drove in eight runs as well.
  • Brandon Marsh, one of the Angels’ top prospects, was placed on the Minor League injured list with right shoulder inflammation
  • Shohei Ohtani is scheduled to pitch next on Friday.