The Angels have announced several roster moves as the club picks up the right-hander’s contract Reyes Moronta And Jacob Webb. The club announced that left line Aaron Loup It has been activated from the injured list for 15 days, but the correct ones Andrew wants, Jimmy Hergett.And Zach Weiss Each was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake. Moronta and Webb will take the vacated 40-man roster spots Brett Phillips And Ryan TeperaBoth were relegated by the club earlier this week.
Moronta, 30, made his major league debut in 2017 and will remain part of the club’s bullpen mix until 2021. During his time with the Giants, Moronta posted a 2.65 ERA above the league average with a 52% ERA+ and a 3.44 FIP in 132 1/3 innings of work. Despite his good results, the late innings made him a quality option, with the Giants opting to part ways with Moronta on his right arm after shoulder surgery cost him the entire 2020 season. In the year Averaging 97.2 mph over his four innings in 2019, Moronta’s 2019 .
Following his departure from San Francisco, Reyes spent 2022 as a member of the Dodgers and Diamondbacks organizations, posting a 4.30 ERA and 4.41 FIP in 37 2/3 innings of work. Despite declining performances, he secured a minor league contract with the Rangers during the season. That led to him signing a minor league deal with the Angels earlier this month. Now, Moronta joins the Halos’ bullpen ten days after signing with the organization.
Webb, on the other hand, posted a 2.47 ERA over 76 2/3 innings as a member of the Braves from 2019-2021, though a 3.99 FIP suggests there’s some good luck baked into those top line results. Webb didn’t appear in the majors last season, posting a 6.06 ERA in 35 2/3 innings during an injury-plagued 2022 campaign. Webb opted for free agency during the offseason, eventually signing a minor league deal with the Angels. With Webb struggling to a 6.75 ERA in 17 1/3 innings for Salt Lake this season, the Angels will be hoping to get things back on track with the big league bullpen going forward.
The right-hander pair is joined in the Angels bullpen by Loup, who is returning from the injured list after an injury earlier this season. Lopp signed a two-year, $17MM contract with the Angels before the 2022 season and posted a 3.84 ERA with a 3.76 FIP in 58 2/3 innings last season. Now 35, Lopp struggled in nine innings this year before the injury, posting a 7.00 ERA with nine strikeouts and seven walks (two intentional) along with eight strikeouts. Of course, the veteran Grady could join Carlos Estevez and Matt Moore in turning things around in the 2023 campaign, hitting just 3.15 in his eleven seasons in the majors, leaving the Angels for upside. Login option forward.
Wantz, 27, has pitched the best of the three rightys for Triple-A this season, with a 3.32 ERA in 21 2/3 innings so far this season. Hergett, 29, struggled to a 4.38 ERA in 12 1/3 innings after posting a sterling 2.48 ERA in 69 innings for the Angels last season. Weis, meanwhile, made just two appearances before going down against the Angels, allowing three hits, a home run and a walk on two hits in 1 2/3 innings of work. All three drafts will be depth options for the Angels’ bullpen going forward.