Trevor Gott is the leading candidate to head the Angels' closing committee for the remainder of the season, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. The Angels, who find themselves a half game behind the Astros in the AL wild-card race, will now have to make do without their closer, as Huston Street suffered what appeared to be a serious groin injury after he needed to be helped off the field in the ninth inning of Saturday's contest. Manager Mike Scioscia mentioned the Angels would likely go with a committee approach to the ninth inning, Gott should rank as the team's top option after emerging as a key setup man for Street in recent weeks. The 23-year-old has posted a 3.07 ERA across 44 innings with the big club this season, although it has come with a rather middling 25:15 K:BB ratio. Along with Gott, look for Fernando Salas and Mike Morin to fill vital roles at the back end of the Angels bullpen.
The Angels activated the following players from the disabled list: Collin Cowgill, Taylor Featherston, David Freese, Matt Joyce and Cory Rasmus. Freese will start in Tuesday's contest. Moreover, the team called up Jett Bandy, Michael Morin, Nick Tropeano and Wesley Wright. The team also designated Alfredo Marte and Drew Rucinski for assignment.
The Angels optioned right-handed pitcher Mike Morin to make room for Thursday's starter Nick Tropeano on Wednesday, per the Orange County Register. Tropeano will face the White Sox in a late game Thursday. He is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 12 innings this season. Morin had a mediocre 7.43 ERA in 23 innings for the Angels before the demotion.
The Angels have promoted shortstop Ryan Jackson and relievers Cam Bedrosian and Mike Morin in a flurry of moves Sunday, per the Orange County Register. Jackson has just two hits in 24 major league at-bats with no plate appearances this year. Bedrosian had been demoted last week after allowing 23 hits in 19 innings and a 4.74 ERA this season. Morin has been worse in 2015 despite appearing in 29 games. He owns a disturbing 7.43 ERA.
The Angels are sending reliever Mike Morin down to Triple-A, per the Los Angeles Times, giving the team an open roster position. In 29 contests for the Angels, Morin was 1-1 with a 7.43 ERA, including a disastrous outing Tuesday in which he allowed four runs and five hits.