Nick Tropeano didn't get many opportunities to prove himself in the Angels' rotation last season, but he may have opened some eyes in a handful of September starts. His high whiff rates from the minors translated to the majors, and over 21 1/3 September innings (including one inning of relief), Tropeano notched 26 strikeouts and compiled a 2.53 ERA. He will be in the running for a rotation spot this spring and would be worth drafting in deeper mixed leagues if his chances of being a starter look good.
Angels pitcher Nick Tropeano will not start Sunday if the Angels are still in the mix for a spot in the postseason, MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports. Garrett Richards will start Sunday on short rest if the Angels are not eliminated Saturday. They would only be eliminated if they lose and the Astros win on Saturday.
Angels starting pitcher Nick Tropeano went 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision Wednesday, giving up two unearned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out five in a 6-5 win over the Astros. The 25-year-old pitched four shutout innings before getting pulled in the fifth against his former team. Tropeano racked up a high pitch count in his short outing, throwing 97 pitches in under five innings. The issue of longevity has plagued Tropeano this season, as he hasn't exceeded six innings in any of his six big league starts.
Angels pitcher Nick Tropeano allowed two runs on four hits and three walks over five innings in his second win Tuesday against Seattle. He also struck out five. Tropeano induced eight swinging strikes in 83 pitches to power his five strikeouts. Tropeano has now made five spot starts for the Angels and hasn't thrown a quality start since the first one back in April.
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 have recalled infielder Grant Green from Triple-A Salt Lake City. Green has gone back and forth between the big-leagues and Triple-A this year, as this will be his fourth stint with the Angels in 2015. Green is in the starting lineup on Saturday, as he will be at second base and bat ninth against the Blue Jays. To clear room on the roster, Nick Tropeano--who started on Friday--has been optioned back to Triple-A.