Morin was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday. Morin was sent back down to Triple-A ball in order to make room for Joe Smith who was reinstated from the disabled list. Morin has spent all but one week in the majors this season, but has struggled lately, giving up six earned runs over his last five appearances. He'll be a likely candidate for a future call up, however, as he managed to compile an effective 1.13 WHIP over 34.2 innings with the Angels this year.
Morin was promoted to the big leagues Tuesday, Pedro Moura of the LA Times reports. Morin had just been optioned back to Triple-A last week and only made one appearance with the minor league club, but he'll come back up with Joe Smith (hamstring) heading to the DL. The 25-year-old has pitched better than his 5.48 ERA would indicate, but he'll likely be relegated to lower-leverage situations for now.
Morin was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday. Morin was at the center of a bullpen shakeup, getting sent to the minors in order to make room for Huston Street, who was activated in a corresponding move. Morin served admirably during his 21.1 innings in the majors, posting a 7.59 K/9 and a 3.95 FIP, despite a 5.48 ERA. It wouldn't be surprising to see him back in the bigs later this year.
Morin allowed three hits and one earned run in 0.2 innings of work against the Rangers on Wednesday. The damage may have been worse, but Mitch Moreland was thrown out at the plate on Bobby Wilson's single, allowing Morin to escape. This was another shaky outing for the right-hander, who has seen his ERA balloon from 1.84 to 4.82 this month. Nonetheless, Morin has seen consistent usage all season and there is little indication that would change at this point.
Morin struck out one while retiring the side in his one inning of work during Wednesday's game against the White Sox. Throughout the 2016 season, Morin has accumulated a 4.05 ERA in 6.2 innings pitched. During nine appearances he has struck out five batters and allowed eight hits, while seeing opposing batters hit .286 against him. Even though Morin has the arm to be a quality reliever, the 24-year-old is unlikely to be used in standard fantasy leagues unless he can improve upon giving up runs to the opponent.