The Angels traded Jerez to the Giants on Tuesday in exchange for pitcher Chris Stratton. Jerez boasts a mid-90s fastball from the left side and has put up some impressive strikeout rates in the minors, but control has been an issue at every stop. Adding starting pitching depth was a major priority for the Angels heading into Opening Day, so the 26-year-old reliever was deemed an expendable piece. He'll likely open the season at Triple-A Sacramento with his new organization but shouldn't have to wait long before getting a look in the big leagues.
Jerez was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday. Jerez threw 15 innings at the major-league level last season, finishing with a 6.00 ERA. He could be an option to return when injuries strike the Angels' bullpen.
Jerez was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake ahead of Friday's game against the White Sox. Jerez was sent back to the minors Aug. 28 after struggling out of the bullpen. He's compiled a 6.00 ERA and 1.44 WHIP with eight strikeouts over nine innings with the Angels this season. Jerez figures to handle a low-leverage relief role during the final month of the regular season.
Jerez was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic Los Angeles reports. Jerez allowed eight runs (six earned) over his previous three outings (two innings), so he'll head back to the minors to work some things out before potentially returning as a September callup. Taylor Cole was summoned from the minors to take his place in the bullpen.
Jerez was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday. The Angels acquired Jerez from the Red Sox last week and he now heads to Los Angeles with starting pitcher Nick Tropeano (shoulder) headed to the disabled list. The 26-year-old left-hander has a 3.62 ERA and 1.39 WHIP with 72 strikeouts over 54.2 innings at the Triple-A level this season.
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