Athletics claim RHP Parker Bridwell off waivers from Angels
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have claimed right-hander Parker Bridwell off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels.
The 27-year-old Bridwell went 1-0 with a 17.55 ERA in five games with the Angels last season. He was 1-1 with an 8.68 ERA in six starts at Triple-A Salt Lake. He missed four months over two stints with an inflamed right elbow.
Lefty JA Happ, Yankees finalize $34 million, 2-year deal
NEW YORK (AP) — Left-hander J.A. Happ and the New York Yankees have finalized a $34 million, two-year contract.
Happ gets $17 million in each of the next two seasons, and his deal includes a $17 million option for 2021 that could become guaranteed is he has either 27 or more starts as a pitcher in 2020 or 165 or more innings that year.
He is projected to be part of a rotation that includes Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia and James Paxton, acquired from Seattle in a trade.
Ronald Torreyes traded from New York Yankees to Chicago Cubs
NEW YORK (AP) — Infielder Ronald Torreyes was traded from the New York Yankees to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named or $2.
The 26-year-old was designated for assignment Monday to clear a roster spot when the Yankees claimed right-hander Parker Bridwell off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels. The trade was announced Wednesday.
Yankees claim Bridwell, drop Torreyes from big-league roster
NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Parker Bridwell was claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels by the New York Yankees, who opened a roster spot by designating infielder Ronald Torreyes for assignment.
Angels put Shoemaker on 10-day DL, recall Bridwell
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have placed right-hander Matt Shoemaker on the 10-day disabled list and recalled Parker Bridwell from Triple-A.
Bridwell will start against Oakland on Friday, the team said Tuesday.
Angels acquire hard-throwing reliever Felix Pena from Cubs
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have acquired right-handed reliever Felix Pena from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for cash or a player to be named later.
The Angels announced the deal Monday for Pena, who was designated for assignment by Chicago last week.
Los Angeles also designated left-hander Jason Gurka for assignment.
Bridwell, Paxton duel before Angels breakout, beat Mariners
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Angels and Mariners closed out the season with a pitchers' duel.
Parker Bridwell pitched seven scoreless innings in a showdown with James Paxton, Eric Young Jr. hit a three-run homer and Los Angeles beat Seattle 6-2 in the teams' season finale Sunday.
Paxton shut out Los Angeles for six innings, but Young homered off James Pazos during a six-run seventh inning.
"It always feels good to win," said Angels manager Mike Scioscia.
Trout homers, Pujols gets 100 RBIs as Angels top White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) — As slim as their playoff chances are, the fading Angels weren't ready to concede the race.
Mike Trout hit his 31st homer, Albert Pujols joined Alex Rodriguez as the only players with 100 RBIs in 14 seasons, and Los Angeles pounded the Chicago White Sox 9-3 on Tuesday night.
The Angels remained five games behind Minnesota for the final AL wild card with five to play. The Twins beat AL Central-leading Cleveland 8-6.
Upton 2 HRs, Angels gain in wild-card race, beat Rangers 2-0
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Justin Upton changed teams, but that hasn't slowed his groove. It's followed him from Detroit to Anaheim.
Upton hit two home runs, Parker Bridwell outpitched Cole Hamels and the Angels moved up in the AL wild-card race, beating the Texas Rangers 2-0 on Saturday night.
Los Angeles closed within one game of Minnesota for the second wild-card spot. The victory also prevented Houston from clinching the AL West, leaving the Astros' magic number at one over Los Angeles.
Mike Trout and the Angels are on a roll and in contention
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Trout glanced around the clubhouse like he didn't want to leave anyone out.
Shortstop Andrelton Simmons and first baseman C.J. Cron are hitting well. Parker Bridwell is pitching like an ace. Tyler Skaggs is finally healthy.
Bridwell, Angels sweep Mariners 4-2 for 6th straight win
SEATTLE (AP) — Parker Bridwell started the season in the minors. Now he's one of the strongest pitchers for a Los Angeles Angels team that's in the middle of a playoff hunt.
Bridwell threw six strong innings as the Angels completed a four-game sweep with a 4-2 win against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
The rookie Bridwell is 7-1 and has won five decisions in a row. The Angels have won six straight overall.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — It looked like a nothing move. A player the Baltimore Orioles had no plans for, going to the Los Angeles Angels as maybe some emergency rotation filler.
Only right-hander Parker Bridwell has proven to be much more than that and Tuesday night, the Orioles got to witness the newfound success of the pitcher they simply sold to the Angels back in mid-April.
TORONTO (AP) — The anxiety of being in the majors is wearing off, and Parker Bridwell says he's starting to feel comfortable on a big league mound.
The results sure back him up.
Bridwell pitched a career-high 7 1/3 innings to win his third straight decision, C.J. Cron hit a two-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 on Friday night.
Bridwell shines as Angels beat Twins 2-1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It didn't take Parker Bridwell long to bounce back from his first loss of the season.
"(The last) four days was the hardest work week I've had in my career," Bridwell said of the time since he was beaten by Seattle on Friday. "I'm glad it paid off. It feels good to feel good again."
Bridwell struck out five in six shutout innings and Kole Calhoun homered to help the Los Angeles Angels to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.
Bridwell shines as Angels beat Twins 2-1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Parker Bridwell pitched six scoreless innings, Kole Calhoun hit his 12th home run of the season and the Los Angeles Angels avoided a road sweep with a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.
Bridwell (3-1) was strong throughout, out-dueling Twins All-Star Ervin Santana while scattering four hits and stranding seven on base.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After a six-game winning streak, the Seattle Mariners unexpectedly found themselves in a rut. The offense cooled, the pitching waned and suddenly there were four straight losses.
That made a 10-0 rout of the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night feel so rewarding. The Mariners got two home runs from Robinson Cano, and Ariel Miranda held the Angels to two hits in seven innings.
Mariners Pregame: On the road for quick weekend series, lineups and starters
Game 81: The Seattle Mariners (39-41) face the Los Angeles Angels (42-41) in the first of a three-game series at 7:07 p.m. at Angel Stadium in Anaheim.
The Mariners come off a disappointing two-game sweep at home to the Philadelphia Phillies, who entered the series with the worst road record in MLB.
Parker Bridwell may not be a household name around New England but the Red Sox knew him well enough from their video work to know they had to attack the Los Angeles Angels rookie pitcher early in the counts yesterday.
BOSTON (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels benefited from a fairly-new rule and relied on an old-fashioned type save to beat the Boston Red Sox.
Parker Bridwell pitched a solid 6 2/3 innings and Los Angeles scored three runs after its challenge overturned an inning-ending double play in the second, leading the Angels to a 4-2 win over the Red Sox on Sunday.
Bridwell (2-0) gave up two runs and seven hits, striking out four without issuing a walk.