Heaney signed a one-year, $6.75 million contract with the Angels on Friday to avoid arbitration, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
The left-hander is in his final year of arbitration eligibility and had a 4.46 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 70:19 K:BB across 66.2 innings during 2020. Heaney should be positioned in the middle of the Halos' starting rotation entering spring training.
Heaney took a no-decision during Friday's loss to the Dodgers, surrendering five runs on eight hits and a pair of walks while striking out three across four innings.
Heaney was largely hurt by the long ball against a volatile Dodgers lineup, giving up a pair of home runs to Justin Turner and another blast to A.J. Pollock. It was a tough outing for the 29-year-old southpaw, who had compiled a 2.70 ERA over his last five starts coming into Friday's game. Heaney closes out the regular season campaign with a 4-4 record, 4.46 ERA and 1.23 WHIP.
Heaney gave up three runs on six hits and a walk with eight strikeouts in 6.2 innings in a no-decision versus the Rangers on Saturday.
Heaney got his mistakes out of the way in the first inning, when he gave up a solo shot to Leody Taveras and a two-run homer to Rougned Odor. The Angels got Heaney off the hook by tying the game in the fifth. The southpaw has a 4.02 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 67 strikeouts across 62.2 innings this season. He'll carry a 4-3 record into his final start of the regular season, which is currently expected to be Friday against the Dodgers.
Heaney (4-3) picked up the win Sunday against the Rockies, allowing three runs on eight hits across seven innings. He struck out eight and did not issue a walk.
It marked a nice bounce back for the southpaw, who allowed five runs in a loss to the Rangers on Sept. 8. Heaney fell behind 3-1 in the third inning but buckled down to finish with four scoreless frames. It was looking like he might be a tough-luck loser after the seventh, but Albert Pujols' eighth-inning homer put him in line to get the win. The lefty will take a 4.02 ERA into his start against the Rangers on Saturday.
Heaney (3-3) took the loss against Texas on Tuesday, tossing five innings and allowing five runs (three earned) on five hits and one walk while striking out four.
The southpaw's struggles weren't entirely his own doing -- a fourth-inning error allowed a pair of runs to cross the plate on what should have been the third out -- but Heaney's performance was nonetheless a step down from the dominance he displayed in his previous two starts. After notching 16 strikeouts over 14.2 innings across his last two appearances, Heaney managed to induce only seven swinging strikes and four total strikeouts Tuesday. He'll look to get back into the win column in a road matchup against Colorado on Sunday.
Heaney (3-2) earned the win against San Diego on Thursday, pitching seven scoreless innings and allowing three hits and two walks while striking out six.
Heaney cruised to his second straight quality start in the impressive performance, holding the Padres without an extra-base hit and allowing only one runner to reach second base. He induced 15 swinging strikes and set a career high by tossing 117 pitches. Following a rough three-game stretch in which he yielded 14 earned runs in 14 innings, the southpaw appears to be back in a groove, allowing only one run and striking out 16 over his last 14.2 frames. He'll try to continue building momentum when he heads to Texas to face the Rangers on Wednesday in his next scheduled start.
Heaney (2-2) earned the win Friday against the Mariners. He tossed 7.2 innings of one-run ball, allowing four hits and two walks while fanning 10.
Heaney was absolutely filthy Friday, tossing 71 of his 104 pitches for strikes while registering a season-high mark for strikeouts. Heaney was coming off three straight starts allowing four or more runs, so this should be a big confidence booster for the veteran. His next scheduled start will come Sep. 2 at home in a tough matchup against the Padres.
Heaney (1-2) was charged with the loss against the A's on Friday after surrendering five runs on six hits and a pair of walks while striking out six across 4.2 innings.
Most of Heaney's damage came in the first inning on a home run to Marcus Semien and a two-run double to Stephen Piscotty. From there, the 29-year-old held the A's in check until he unraveled again in the fifth inning, during which he gave up back-to-back doubles to Mark Canha and Matt Olson before he was replaced with Mike Mayers. Heaney has now allowed four or more earned runs in three consecutive starts. He'll look to bounce back Wednesday at Houston.
Heaney will receive an extra day of rest and start in Oakland on Friday, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Heaney had been expected to start the finale of the Angels' current series against San Francisco on Thursday, but he'll instead travel across the bay to battle the Athletics on Friday. The team has yet to announce a starter for Thursday.
Heaney didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's contest against the Dodgers. He gave up four runs on five hits and four walks while fanning six across 5.2 innings.
Heaney tied season-high marks for innings pitched, walks and strikeouts, but he was fortunate to come away unscathed after allowing nine baserunners and four runs. He has allowed four or more earned runs in back-to-back starts and will try to bounce back ahead of his upcoming start Aug. 20 at San Francisco.
Heaney (1-1) yielded five runs on eight hits in 3.2 innings, striking out four batters and taking the loss against Texas on Sunday.
After allowing just one run through three innings, things unraveled for Heaney in the fourth. He coughed up four runs on five hits (four of which were singles) before getting yanked. Heaney's season ERA jumped from 2.35 to 4.26 with the rough outing. He'll get a home matchup with the local rival Dodgers on Saturday.
Heaney (1-0) earned the win Tuesday against the Mariners. He gave up one run on three hits and four walks while fanning three across 5.2 innings.
Heaney came just one out away from posting what would've been his first quality start of the season, but he is yet to give up more than two runs in any of his first three outings. His next start is slated for Aug. 9 on the road against the Rangers.
Heaney took a no-decision during Wednesday's loss against the Angels despite giving up two runs on five hits and a walk while fanning six across five innings.
Heaney departed the game in the top of the sixth after walking J.P. Crawford, and reliever Mike Mayers gave up five runs while recording just two outs. Despite that, Heaney delivered a strong performance on the mound, and his next chance to start will come Aug. 5 on the road against Seattle once again.
Heaney took a no-decision during Friday's loss despite holding the A's to one run on two hits while striking out six across 4.2 innings.
Aside from giving up a solo home run to Ramon Laureano in the fourth inning, Heaney kept Oakland's bats relatively quiet as he made his first career Opening Day start. The southpaw had been dealing with some back tightness Saturday but seems to be doing just fine. Heaney posted a 4.91 ERA and 1.29 WHIP across 95.1 innings last season, striking out 118 batters while ceding 20 homers.
Heaney said his back is fine and noted that he'll be ready to start the Angels' season opener Friday in Oakland, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
He dealt with some back tightness Saturday but said Sunday that he is fine physically. The Athletics ranked fourth in the majors with a 115 wRC+ against left-handed pitchers in 2019, so this is not an ideal matchup for Heaney on Opening Day.
Heaney didn't pitch during Saturday's intrasquad game as scheduled after waking up with some back stiffness, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
The left-hander still completed a bullpen session, so the issue doesn't appear to be overly concerning. Heaney is set to start Opening Day against the Athletics on Friday, and there's been no indication his availability for that contest is in jeopardy.
Heaney completed five innings in an intrasquad game Sunday, allowing four runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out five. He threw 82 pitches.
Heaney was relatively solid in his second intrasquad start of summer camp. The most important takeaway from his performance is his inning and pitch count, both of which increased over his previous appearance. Heaney is slated to start one more intrasquad game before taking the mound for the Angels on Opening Day.
Heaney will start opposite Shohei Ohtani in Tuesday's intrasquad game and is expected to throw four innings, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
He has already been announced as the Angels' Opening Day starter, and it's encouraging that he is already ready to log four innings in what could be the first of three exhibition starts before the regular season gets underway.
Manager Joe Maddon announced Sunday that Heaney will be his Opening Day starter, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The official MLB schedule has yet to be released, but Heaney is set to open things on the mound for the Angels on July 23 or 24. The southpaw battled multiple injuries in 2019 and struggled with a 4.91 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 118:30 K:BB over 95.1 innings, but he'll look to get back on track during the shortened 2020 campaign.
Heaney is one of a handful of Angels pitchers already stretched out to 55 pitches, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
The progress of Heaney, Dylan Bundy and Matt Andriese among others has taken on greater importance with Julio Teheran not yet in camp. Manager Joe Maddon said that he expects the Angels starters to be around 90 pitches by the end of summer training.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/25||@ LAD||L 5-9||4.0||8||5||2||3|
|09/19||vs TEX||W 4-3||6.2||6||3||1||8|
|09/13||@ COL||W 5-3||1||7.0||8||3||0||8|
|09/08||@ TEX||L 1-7||1||5.0||5||3||1||4|
|09/03||vs SD||W 2-0||1||7.0||3||0||2||6|
|08/28||vs SEA||W 3-2||1||7.2||4||1||2||10|
|08/21||@ OAK||L 3-5||1||4.2||6||5||2||6|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2014||AAA-New Orleans Zephyrs||83.2||15||15||1||5||4||0||91||23||75||3.89||1.178|
|2015||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||78.1||14||14||0||6||2||0||74||25||95||4.72||1.536|
|2017||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||17.1||3||3||0||1||1||0||14||4||17||3.16||1.228|
|2018||AFA-Inland Empire 66ers||6.1||1||1||0||1||0||0||6||1||2||1.48||0.492|
|2019||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||4.1||1||1||0||0||0||0||10||1||2||0.00||0.732|