Strickland tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Manager Craig Counsell revealed that Strickland is vaccinated, but he still tested positive for COVID-19 after he recently reported feeling symptoms. The right-hander wasn't placed on the COVID-19 IL with teammates Jake Cousins and Jandel Gustave on Saturday, but he'll be away from the team until he clears the league's health and safety protocols.
The Angels traded Strickland to the Brewers on Saturday for cash considerations, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
After coming over to the Angels in a May 15 trade with Tampa Bay, Strickland was DFA'd by the Halos earlier in the week, and he'll now join his third-major league club in 2021. The right-hander has posted a 4.03 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 20:10 K:BB across 22.1 total innings this season. Travis Shaw was transferred to the 60-day injured list to make room for Strickland on the 40-man roster. Per Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, it is unclear if the reliever will arrive in Milwaukee in time to be activated for Sunday's afternoon game.
Strickland was designated for assignment by the Angels on Monday.
The 32-year-old was acquired from Tampa Bay in mid-May for cash considerations, but he struggled in Los Angeles with seven runs allowed on 11 hits and a 4:4 K:BB over 6.1 innings. Strickland had a 1.69 ERA and 16:6 K:BB across 16 innings before the trade, and he'll now be available to be claimed off waivers.
Strickland was traded from the Rays to the Angels on Saturday for cash considerations or a player to be named later, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Strickland has been effective out of the bullpen for Tampa Bay this season, maintaining a 1.69 ERA and 1.25 WHIP across 16 innings. He'll help out an Angels bullpen that has struggled to this point in the campaign, though he isn't likely to see save chances with Raisel Iglesias currently in the closer role.
Strickland fired two scoreless innings in a loss to the Astros on Saturday, allowing one hit while not recording any walks or strikeouts.
The veteran right-hander lowered his ERA and WHIP to 1.69 and 1.03, respectively, with his latest strong showing. Strickland has produced scoreless efforts in six of his last seven trips to the mound, and despite the absence of strikeouts Saturday, he still sports an impressive 10:3 K:BB across 10.2 innings thus far in 2021.
Strickland recorded his first hold in a win over the Royals on Monday, allowing two hits and recording a strikeout over a scoreless eighth inning.
Strickland worked around some trouble to get through his one frame, impressively getting 16 of his 20 pitches into the strike zone. The fireballing right-hander has demonstrated nearly impeccable control throughout his four appearances, as he now boasts an 8:1 K:BB.
Strickland had his contract selected from the alternate training site by Tampa Bay on Friday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
The 32-year-old was unable to earn a spot on the Opening Day roster but will join the big-league club one week into the season. Strickland will fill the bullpen spot of Pete Fairbanks (shoulder), who was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.
The Rays reassigned Strickland to their minor-league camp Monday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Strickland had been attending big-league camp as a non-roster invitee, hoping to impress the Rays enough in spring training to earn a spot in the team's Opening Day bullpen. Though he had some success as a high-leverage reliever earlier in his career with the Giants, Strickland has struggled to find consistent work over the past few years with his once-elite fastball having lost a few ticks. He didn't do much to help his case this spring, giving up seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits and five walks over his six innings with the Rays in Grapefruit League play.
Strickland signed with the Rays as a non-roster invitee Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Strickland owned a strong 2.91 ERA over his first five seasons in the league, but he hasn't been the same guy over the past two years. In 27.2 innings over that stretch (including just 3.1 last season), he owns a 5.86 ERA. The Rays have a well-earned reputation for getting the most out of their pitchers, but a 32-year-old signed to a minor-league deal isn't a good bet to move into a high-leverage role at any point if he does make the roster.
Strickland cleared waivers Saturday and was outrighted to the Mets' alternate training site, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
Strickland has made four appearances for the Mets this season, allowing four runs (three earned) in 3.1 innings of work. He'll remain in an organizational depth role going forward.
The Mets designated Strickland for assignment Tuesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Strickland was called up Monday and proceeded to work a scoreless inning of relief in the Mets' 5-3 loss to the Marlins. Despite the quality showing, Strickland found himself as the odd man out when New York needed to make room on the roster for Ariel Jurado, who was recalled from the alternate training site ahead of his scheduled start Tuesday against the Orioles.
Strickland's contract was purchased by the Mets on Monday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Strickland made three appearances for the Mets early in the season, giving up three earned runs in 2.1 innings of work before being designated for assignment. He's likely ticketed for lower-leverage work upon his return. Drew Smith was optioned in a corresponding move.
Strickland cleared waivers and was outrighted to the Mets' alternate camp Sunday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Strickland was designated for assignment by the Mets after making three relief appearances this season, but he'll remain within the organization after failing to find a spot in another major-league bullpen. The right-hander has allowed three runs on six hits and no walks while striking out two over 2.1 innings in the big leagues in 2020. While the 31-year-old will continue working at the team's alternate training site, whether he rejoins the active roster again at some point during the shortened season remains to be seen.
Strickland was designated for assignment by the Mets on Thursday, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
After a rough first outing of the season, Strickland was able to somewhat bounce back in his next two relief appearances, but he'll still be designated for assignment after allowing one run on two hits over one inning Tuesday. Left-hander Daniel Zamora was added to the 30-man roster in a corresponding move. Strickland showed promise earlier in his career, but he struggled with the Mariners and Nationals last season, posting a 5.55 ERA and 1.23 WHIP over 24.1 innings, so it's unclear whether he'll find an opportunity in another major-league bullpen.
Strickland (0-1) allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits while recording just a single out in a 5-3 extra-inning loss to the Braves on Saturday.
Strickland couldn't seem to get anything going in the 10th inning of a tied contest, and even his one out, a groundout, yielded a run. Once a reliable reliever with the Giants, Strickland struggled throughout 2019 and that trend has apparently continued into 2020. As long as the 31-year-old right-hander leaks runs, he will be more likely to appear in low-leverage situations.
Strickland signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Mets on Monday and will be included as part of the team's 60-man roster pool.
Though Strickland won't be added to the Mets' 40-man roster, his inclusion in the pool of available players will make him an option out of the bullpen when MLB resumes its season in late July. Strickland was previously cut by the Nationals in March after surrendering 12 runs and posting a 15:8 K:BB in 21 innings with the club last season after coming over in a deadline deal with the Mariners.
Strickland was released by the Nationals on Saturday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
Strickland joined the Nationals midway through the 2019 season via trade, but he struggled over his time with the team, recording a 5.14 ERA and 1.33 WHIP over 21 innings. The right-hander had posted a 10.80 ERA and 1.95 WHIP over 6.2 innings this spring prior to the suspension of Grapefruit League play. It wouldn't be surprising to see Strickland land a spot in another major-league bullpen, but it's unclear whether he'll be able to secure a position as a late reliever.
Strickland signed a one-year contract with the Nationals on Monday, avoiding arbitration, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Strickland accumulated a career-worst 5.55 ERA with 18 strikeouts over 24.1 innings with the Mariners and Nationals in 2019, but he'll return to Washington's bullpen next season without having to face arbitration. Sean Doolittle will likely remain as the closer in 2020, but Strickland could serve as a late reliever if he can bring his production closer to the 2.91 ERA he posted over his first five seasons in the majors.
Strickland is not on the Nationals' NLCS roster.
Strickland pitched twice in the NLDS, giving up four runs (including three home runs) in two innings of work. Javy Guerra and Roenis Elias have been added to the roster to replace Strickland and Daniel Hudson (paternity leave).
Strickland returned from the paternity list Friday.
Strickland was away from the team for three days for the birth of his daughter. He returns to Washington for the stretch run, where he owns a 1.64 ERA in 11 innings since a deadline-day trade from Seattle.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/27||@ PIT||W 9-0||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|07/23||vs CHW||W 7-1||1.0||1||1||0||1|
|07/20||vs KC||L 2-5||1||1.2||2||2||0||1|
|07/17||@ CIN||W 7-4||0.1||0||0||0||0|
|07/09||vs CIN||L 0-2||1.0||0||0||0||3|
|07/07||@ NYM||W 5-0||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|07/05||@ NYM||L 2-4||1.0||0||0||0||0|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AFX-West Virginia Power||43.0||8||8||0||0||4||0||15||8||58||5.86||1.535|
|2013||AFA-San Jose Giants||21.0||20||0||0||1||0||9||23||5||10||0.86||0.714|
|2014||AFA-San Jose Giants||3.0||3||0||0||0||0||0||7||0||2||3.00||0.667|
|2014||AA-Richmond Flying Squi||35.2||38||0||0||1||1||11||48||4||25||2.05||0.824|
|2015||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||21.2||15||0||0||1||1||5||25||3||14||1.70||0.802|
|2018||ROK-AZL Giants Black||1.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||2||0||2||0.00||2.000|
|2018||AFA-San Jose Giants||0.2||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||1||45.00||10.000|
|2018||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||4.0||4||0||0||0||0||0||7||0||0||0.00||0.000|