Bridwell (elbow) was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. As expected, Bridwell is back with the Angels for the final stretch of the season after fully recovering from elbow surgery he underwent in July. The right-hander, who was rocked for six runs on seven hits in his lone appearance for the big club this season, will be immediately available out of the bullpen for Los Angeles.
Bridwell (elbow) will likely be recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake before the regular season ends, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. Bridwell underwent surgery in July to remove bone spurs in his pitching elbow, and although it was thought that his season was over, manager Mike Scioscia stated there's a good chance he'll pitch in the big leagues in 2018. Bridwell appeared just once for the Angels this season, and he was rocked for six runs on seven hits across 1.2 innings in a spot start.
Bridwell recently underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from his right elbow and received a stem-cell injection to aid his healing, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic Los Angeles reports. The Angels didn't provide a recovery timetable for the right-hander, but with Triple-A Salt Lake's season coming to an end Sept. 3, it's quite likely Bridwell won't pitch again in 2018. Bridwell has been sidelined since early June after experiencing a setback with the elbow, which previously presented problems for the 27-year-old back in April.
Bridwell (elbow) gave up one run on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts in three innings for Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday. He came off the disabled list to make this start after missing a little over a month with an elbow injury. Bridwell will provide organizational rotation depth and could be an option for a spot start at any point going forward. He has a 7.82 ERA and 2.05 WHIP, but he's made just three starts this season for the Bees.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday that Bridwell (elbow) is nearing a return to game action for Triple-A Salt Lake, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Bridwell hasn't pitched for the affiliate since April 16 while batting right elbow inflammation. The 26-year-old previously made a spot start for the big club earlier this season, but there aren't expected to be any openings in the Angels' rotation by the time Bridwell is deemed ready pitch again, as Nick Tropeano (shoulder) should be back from the 10-day disabled list by the weekend.