Bemboom was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday.
Bemboom got a shot to compete for the backup catcher spot behind Jason Castro this spring, but he did not do enough to make the cut, putting up just a .690 OPS over 18 plate appearances. With Bemboom opening the season in the minors, Max Stassi is now on track to open the regular season as the Angels' No. 2 option behind the plate.
Bemboom was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday.
Bemboom has gotten into 13 games for the Rays and Angels this season, struggling to a .185/.185/.333 slash line. He'll likely serve as the third catcher behind Max Stassi and Kevan Smith down the stretch.
Bemboom was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday.
Bemboom was sent down in conjunction with fellow catcher Kevan Smith returning from the injured list. In 22 at-bats with the Angels, Bemboom hit only .136 with one home run and three RBI while striking out nine times.
Bemboom went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in a victory over the White Sox on Sunday.
In his final at-bat of the game, Bemboom launched a 422-foot shot to right field with a man aboard. The blast was his first major-league home run and just the fourth base hit of any kind in his career. Prior to joining the Angels on August 11, the 29-year-old had spent eight seasons in the minors, collecting 34 long balls in 497 games.
Bemboom is starting at catcher and batting eighth against the Pirates on Wednesday.
Bemboom will make his first start since being recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday. Max Stassi, who has started the last three games at catcher, will get a breather. Bemboom has played in only four games at the major-league level this season, going 3-for-6 with a double and two runs batted in.
Bemboom was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Kevin Smith was placed on the injured list with back spasms, so the Angels needed to add a second healthy catcher. Max Stassi, who is starting Sunday, will likely get the majority of the playing time in the short term. Bemboom hit .410 with two home runs in 11 games with the Bees after getting traded from the Rays for cash in mid-July.
Bemboom was traded from the Rays to the Angels on Monday in exchange for cash considerations.
Bemboom made a brief appearance in the big leagues this season with the Rays, going 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI over three games. He was just activated from the 60-day injured list Monday after missing time with a left knee sprain, but he'll be ready to contribute with the Angels immediately. He'll likely begin his Angels career in the minors.
The Rays reinstated Bemboom (knee) from the 60-day injured list Monday and designated him for assignment, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
With the 20-day window for Bemboom's minor-league rehab assignment coming to a close, the Rays were forced to bring him back from the IL. Since both Mike Zunino and Travis d'Arnaud are locked in as the top two catchers at the big-league level, there wasn't any room for Bemboom on the roster. Given Bemboom's status as a defensive-minded catcher who didn't reach the majors until he was 29 years old, expect him to go unclaimed off waivers and remain in Tampa Bay's organization as a depth option at Triple-A Durham.
Bemboom (knee) is 4-for-8 with two RBI and two runs over his last two rehab games.
Not only has Bemboom's performance with the bat been encouraging recently, but it's worth noting he generated a portion of that production at Triple-A Durham on Monday after beginning his rehab in the Gulf Coast League. Furthermore, Bemboom caught a full seven innings Monday, the highest workload of his rehab assignment thus far and a good sign for the health of his recovering knee.
Bemboom (knee) caught five innings and went 0-for-1 with two walks and a run for the GCL Rays on Friday. He was also charged with two passed balls behind the dish.
Bemboom was more productive at the plate than in his rehab debut Wednesday, but he had a rough night defensively. The backstop has now caught five innings apiece in each of his first two minor-league contests, and he's slated to ramp up his activity level in coming games.
Bemboom (knee) caught five innings and went 0-for-3 in his first rehab game Wednesday with High-A Charlotte.
Bemboom was expected to initiate a rehab assignment last weekend before the Rays instead opted to give him a few extra days to rest up. After recently shifting from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL, Bemboom won't be eligible for reinstatement until mid-July, so he'll likely remain on the rehab assignment through the All-Star break.
The Rays transferred Bemboom (knee) to the 60-day injured list Saturday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Bemboom was shut down in mid-May with the left knee sprain, so his move to 60-day IL means he'll be sidelined through the All-Star break. The backstop had been scheduled to begin a rehab assignment at High-A Charlotte this weekend, and the transaction hints that he'll likely be kept in the minors for the maximum 20 days or close to it. In any case, Bemboom isn't expected to serve as anything more than a backup catcher for the Rays whenever he's formally reinstated.
Bemboom (knee) will begin a rehab assignment Friday at High-A Charlotte, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Bemboom was ruled out 4-to-6 weeks in mid-May after suffering a sprained left knee but is now set to work his way back from the injured list. The 29-year-old may be headed to Triple-A Durham once healthy with Mike Zunino and Travis d'Arnaud serving as the top two catchers for the Rays.
Bemboom won't need surgery on his sprained knee but will nevertheless miss 4-to-6 weeks, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Bemboom appeared in just three games before heading to the injured list. He was only on the roster due to injuries to Mike Zunino (quadriceps) and Michael Perez (oblique), so he may not have a job to come back to once healthy.
Bemboom (knee) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
As expected, Bemboom was sent to the IL after spraining his left knee during Wednesday's win over the Marlins. Nick Ciuffo is expected to be summoned from Triple-A Durham ahead of Friday's series opener against the Yankees to platoon alongside Travis d'Arnaud behind the dish for the time being.
Updating a previous report, manager Kevin Cash remarked after Wednesday's game that Bemboom's knee injury is a sprain and that the catcher will be placed on the injured list, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The young backstop exited Wednesday's win over the Marlins with what was described as left knee soreness, but the issue is apparently serious enough to warrant time on the shelf for Bemboom. Topkin also reports that the injury originally occurred when Bemboom blocked a pitch at some point during the game. Nick Ciuffo, who was just sent to Triple-A Durham last Saturday, is expected to be called back up to platoon alongside Travis d'Arnaud behind the dish.
Bemboom was removed from Wednesday's game against the Marlins with left knee soreness, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Bemboom made his second start behind the plate since being called up last week but was unable to finish the contest. The 29-year-old is expected to be evaluated further after the game. The Rays can ill afford another injury at catcher with Mike Zunino (quad) and Michael Perez (oblique) already on the injured list.
Bemboom was called up by the Rays on Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The 29-year-old has yet to make his big-league debut. He's been a career .235/.309/.349 hitter over eight minor-league seasons. With Mike Zunino (quad) and Michael Perez (oblique) both on the injured list, Bemboom is expected to back up Nick Ciuffo.
Bemboom (thumb) was reinstated from Triple-A Durham's 7-day injured list and went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's 9-5 loss to Norfolk.
Sidelined in mid-March after requiring surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb, Bemboom remained at extended spring training until late April before heading to High-A Charlotte for a three-game rehab stint. After reporting no setbacks during the rehab stint, Bemboom rejoined Durham this week and should handle No. 2 catching duties behind Nick Ciuffo.
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