Angels add 3 pitchers to injured list, including 2 to COVID list

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The Angels shuffled their pitching unit connected Wednesday by placing 3 much pitchers – including 2 of their 5 starters – connected the injured list.

Only Dylan Bundy, however, was placed connected the 10-day injured database with a circumstantial injury, a close enarthrosis strain. His wounded was announced soon earlier the commencement of the Angels’ crippled successful Baltimore, truthful determination was nary contiguous connection connected however overmuch clip Bundy mightiness miss.

The Angels besides enactment starter Reid Detmers and reliever Austin Warren connected the injured list, with nary listed injury. The Angels besides person reliever José Marte connected the injured database without a circumstantial injury.

All 3 are connected the COVID-related injured list, according to a source. All 3 players are vaccinated, and Detmers and Warren are some asymptomatic. Marte did amusement symptoms.

Players tin instrumentality arsenic soon arsenic they wide the COVID protocols, alternatively than being retired a circumstantial fig of days.

In the meantime, the Angels volition request to fig retired who volition commencement connected Friday and Saturday against the San Diego Padres astatine Angel Stadium. They presently person conscionable 3 steadfast starters: Shohei Ohtani, Jaime Barria and José Suarez. Ohtani pitched connected Wednesday nighttime and Barria is scheduled for Thursday’s bid finale.

The moves allowed the Angels to bring up 2 relievers, seasoned right-hander Jake Petricka and right-hander Elvis Peguero.

Peguero, 24, was 1 of the pitchers the Angels received from the New York Yankees successful the Andrew Heaney woody astatine the deadline. He started the play astatine Class A and has present been promoted 3 times.

Peguero has a 2.79 ERA and 67 strikeouts successful 51-2/3 innings crossed 3 insignificant league levels this season.

“Big arm, sinker-slider guy, benignant of intimidating looking fella,” Manager Joe Maddon said. “The precocious extremity of his worldly is thing we haven’t seen.”

Peguero is the 2nd recently acquired pitcher to beryllium recalled by the Angels, joining Marte. He pitched 2 innings successful his large league debut connected Friday.

Maddon said the Angels request to “take vantage of this moment” to get a look astatine the young pitchers truthful they tin person a amended thought of however they could assistance successful the agelong term.

Petricka, 33, is not a prospect, though. He has pitched parts of 7 seasons successful the majors, not since 2019. The Angels signed him to a minor-league woody earlier this summer.

From 2013-15, helium had a 3.24 ERA implicit 144-1/3 innings with the Chicago White Sox.

BOUNCEBACK FOR BARRIA?

Barria has travel backmost to world aft an encouraging 3 starts.

Barria has allowed 8 earned runs successful 5 innings successful his past 2 games. He had allowed 5 earned runs successful 19-2/3 innings successful his archetypal 3 starts.

Part of the contented is that his velocity has declined.

In his eye-opening July 25 commencement astatine Minnesota, Barria averaged 94.1 mph with his fastball, which was up from his erstwhile big-league stints. Since then, his mean has been beneath 93 mph each game.

“His fastball that archetypal crippled we saw him present was truly good,” Maddon said. “And it hasn’t shown up that mode since. Nothing incorrect with him. We’ve conscionable got to spot if we tin get that retired of him somehow.”

Maddon besides said Barria has fallen down successful the number excessively much, which has impacted his quality to usage his slider.

NOTES

Outfielder Justin Upton (calf) was not successful the lineup connected Wednesday, but Maddon was hopeful that helium would beryllium disposable to pinch-hit. …

The 3rd subordinate the Angels called up to regenerate the 3 pitchers was utilityman Kean Wong, who adds to their seat extent portion Upton is dealing with the calf issue. …

Maddon said truthful acold the Angels “haven’t spoken about” a telephone up for Triple-A infielder Mike Stefanic, “but I expect that it volition (be discussed).” Stefanic is hitting .346 with a .955 OPS for Salt Lake. A 25-year-old undrafted escaped agent, Stefanic deed .345 with an .843 OPS astatine Double-A earlier earning a promotion.

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