Angels Notes: Happ, Ohtani
By Mark Polishuk | November 21, 2020 at 10:35am CDTThe newest from Anaheim…
J.A. Happ is receiving consideration from the Angels and different groups, MLB Networks’ Jon Paul Morosi tweets. It stands to motive that the Angels are taking a look at nearly each beginning pitcher out there as they attempt to improve their rotation, and given the workforce’s damage historical past with pitchers, a sturdy veteran arm like Happ would appear to be of explicit curiosity. Happ posted a 3.47 ERA, 7.7 Okay/9, and a pair of.80 Okay/BB price over 49 1/Three innings with the Yankees final season, and although superior metrics weren’t as enamored together with his work, Happ would nonetheless seem to have one thing to supply a workforce as he enters his age-38 season. Morosi notes that new Angels GM Perry Minasian was working within the Blue Jays entrance workplace when Toronto traded for Happ through the 2012 season and when the Jays signed Happ as a free agent within the 2015-16 offseason.
“Pathetic” was how Shohei Ohtani bluntly described his 2020 season, throughout a revealing interview with Yuichi Matsushita of the Kyodo Information. Ohtani struggled in each sides of his sport, hitting simply .190/.291/.366 over 175 PA and permitting seven runs over 1 2/Three innings pitched (37.80 ERA) earlier than being shut down from mound obligation as a result of a flexor pressure. “Greater than pondering how (the workforce) couldn’t use me or how irritating it was, the toughest half was pondering I couldn’t produce,” Ohtani stated. “If I may, I might compile higher numbers, get extra enjoying time and wouldn’t really feel ineffective. I used to be annoyed I couldn’t get it performed, and that was the toughest….I’d just about by no means skilled the sensation of desirous to do one thing however being fully unable to do it.” Ohtani was returning to pitching after Tommy John surgical procedure stored him off the mound in 2019, and he admitted to feeling “totally different” whereas pitching post-procedure, saying “I’ll assume I need to do one thing a sure method, however typically I can’t.” The Angels are absolutely hoping Ohtani can get again to type with a extra regular offseason that doesn’t embody rehab or the stop-and-start nature of final 12 months’s preseason coaching, as each his bat and his arm are sorely wanted.
In different latest Angels information, the workforce added high prospects Brandon Marsh and Chris Rodriguez to the 40-man roster — particulars on that call right here.
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