Slegers (2-1) allowed two earned runs on one hit and one walk while recording just one out, taking the loss against the Astros on Tuesday.
Slegers entered a tie game in the eighth inning Tuesday and only retired one of the three batters he faced. Both runners he was responsible for ended up scoring on a three-run homer by Yuli Gurriel. Slegers has now walked at least one batter in five straight relief appearances. This is a new issue for the 27-year-old, as he didn't allow a single walk in his first 11 appearances this season. In the month of May, he's issued seven walks while only striking out two.
Slegers (2-0) pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, walking two batters en route to earn the win over the Dodgers on Sunday.
Slegers picked up his second win of the season after preserving the 2-1 lead into the sixth inning. The 28-year-old has a 3.77 ERA and 1.60 WHIP through 14.1 innings. He is not a high-strikeout candidate, with a 7.5 K/9. In addition, he's run into trouble recently, walking six batters in his last 4.1 innings of relief.
Slegers (1-0) got the win in Friday's 10-3 victory over the Twins, allowing one run on three hits while registering two outs.
Slegers entered the game in the sixth inning with two runners on base and one out on the board. The Twins would notch three straight hits off Slegers, who allowed three runs to score and lost the lead in the process before finishing the inning. The 28-year-old would get some help from his offense in the bottom of the sixth innings as the Angels immediately scored to regain the lead and set Slegers up with the win. On the season, the righty has a 4.26 ERA and has yet to walk a batter across seven appearances.
Slegers has earned a spot in the Angels' bullpen, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Slegers missed much of camp with a back issue and tossed only six innings in Cactus League play, but he showed enough to nail down the team's final bullpen spot. The right-hander will likely begin the season in a low-leverage role but could certainly move up in the pecking order given the shakiness of the Angels' bullpen behind closer Raisel Iglesias.
Slegers (back) tossed 1.2 scoreless innings against San Diego in Saturday's Cactus League contest and is now expected to open the season on the active roster, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Slegers has dealt with back spasms this spring and was recently thought to be out of the picture for Opening Day, but the right-hander has returned to the mound and now seems likely to be in the bullpen for the Angels' season-opening series against the White Sox. He posted a 3.46 ERA and 0.88 WHIP with Tampa Bay in 2020 and has pitched well overall this spring, hurling five scoreless innings and registering a 3:0 K:BB.
Slegers is still experiencing back spasms and is expected to open the season on the injured list, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Slegers has been hampered by the back issue for much of the spring and has thrown only 2.1 Cactus League innings. It appears highly unlikely that he'll be able to be game-ready by Opening Day.
Slegers (back) felt better Friday, according to coach Joe Maddon, but it's uncertain whether he'll be ready by Opening Day, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Slegers has been out since experiencing back spasms in early March, and he had a throwing session canceled Thursday due to tightness. With less than two weeks to go until Opening Day, that leaves the right-hander's status in serious doubt. Maddon indicated Friday that he doesn't know when Slegers will be back on the mound, but he hasn't ruled out the reliever from opening the season on the big-league roster just yet, stating, "Let's give it a brief period of time here and see where he's at."
Slegers (back) was slated to pitch Thursday but was unable to do so after dealing with some tightness, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Slegers has been slowed due to back spasms this spring but has been playing catch over the past week. It's unclear whether the right-hander's tightness will force him to miss multiple throwing sessions. Whether Slegers will be available to begin the regular season remains to be seen.
Slegers (back) has started playing catch, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
He battled back spasms early in camp but has increased his activity and could be nearing game action. Slegers is looking to make the club as a low-leverage reliever.
Slegers is battling back spasms and is considered day-to-day, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Slegers should be able to get back on the mound soon, giving him enough time to build up for Opening Day. He stands a good chance of breaking camp in the big-league bullpen after posting a 3.46 ERA in 26 innings for the Rays last season.
Slegers is expected to come out of the bullpen for the Angels this season, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Slegers was acquired in a trade with Tampa Bay in February following a solid 2020 campaign in which he ranked in the 92nd percentile for hard-hit rate leaguewide, per Statcast. The 28-year-old has started in six of his 20 appearances in his big-league career, but the Angels apparently favor his ability out of the bullpen. Slegers has only 34 strikeouts across 58 career innings, so his ability to continue to limit hard contact will be a key to his success in Los Angeles.
Slegers was traded from Tampa Bay to Los Angeles on Monday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Slegers appeared in 11 games for the Rays in 2020, posting a 3.46 ERA and 0.88 WHIP with a 19:5 K:BB across 26 innings (one start). The right-hander had a tendency to bounce between the majors and the minors during his time in Tampa Bay, so he'll set his sights on sticking in the big leagues with his new squad heading into the 2021 campaign.
Slegers will not be on the Rays' roster for the World Series, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Slegers has pitched five innings in the postseason, allowing one run. He recorded a 3.46 ERA in 26 innings during the regular season. Brett Phillips and Ryan Sherriff will join the roster, with Slegers and Jose Alvarado leaving.
Slegers allowed one run on four hits while striking out a batter across three innings as he earned the save against the Phillies on Saturday.
Slegers allowed three straight singles upon entering the game in the seventh. However, the 28-year-old yielded only one run as he converted his second save of the season while shutting the door on the Phillies' 2020 playoff aspirations. Slegers owns a 3.46 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and a 19:5 K:BB across 26 innings and should be a reliable arm out of the bullpen for the playoffs.
Slegers came on in relief of starter Ryan Yarbrough in a loss to the Nationals on Tuesday and allowed an earned run on three walks over 3.1 innings.
The right-hander was called on when Yarbrough was unable to get out of the third inning and responded admirably, preventing manager Kevin Cash from having to go too deep into his bullpen. Slegers has allowed at least one earned run in each of his three September appearances after entering the month with three consecutive scoreless efforts, but he still sports an impressive 0.87 WHIP and solid 14:5 K:BB across 17.1 innings and has allowed just one home run over that span.
Slegers, who last pitched against the Marlins on Sunday, is available to work multiple innings behind starter Charlie Morton (shoulder) against the Yankees on Wednesday if necessary, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Morton is expected to be activated from the injured list ahead of Wednesday's start, but considering he's coming off a bout with shoulder inflammation and facing a potent opponent, manager Kevin Cash has a contingency plan in the form of Slegers. The right-hander has already logged multiple innings in three of five appearances this season, with his longest stint being a four-inning spot start versus the Blue Jays on Aug. 22.
Slegers fired two perfect innings during which he recorded two strikeouts in a win over the Marlins on Sunday.
Slegers was perfect for the third straight appearance after a rough first outing of the season against the Yankees back on Aug. 12. The right-hander has subsequently posted seven scoreless frames in three trips to the mound, a stretch during which he's recorded an 8:0 K:BB.
Slegers didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 2-1 extra-inning win over the Blue Jays, tossing four scoreless innings without allowing a hit or a walk. He struck out five.
The right-hander was only supposed to function as an opener Saturday before turning things over to the Tampa bullpen, but instead Slegers was nearly perfect -- the only baserunner Toronto managed against him came on a Brandon Lowe error to begin the third inning. Slegers threw 39 of 58 pitches for strikes in his longest outing so far this season, and the performance could earn him another turn or two in the rotation. His ERA remains a bloated 5.63 due to a rough first appearance after being added to the Rays roster, but his 8:0 K:BB through eight innings might offer a better reflection of how he's pitched.
Slegers will serve as the Rays' opener Saturday against the Blue Jays, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.
Slegers rejoined the 28-man roster Wednesday, and he'll open the game Friday prior to Josh Fleming's major-league debut. Following a rough season debut, Slegers tossed two scoreless innings, allowing no hits and no walks while striking out two over two appearances.
Slegers was recalled by the Rays on Wednesday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Slegers remained on the Rays' taxi squad after being optioned by the Rays on Sunday, but he'll return to the major-league pitching staff after Yonny Chirinos (elbow) returned to the 10-day injured list Wednesday. Slegers allowed five runs over two innings in his first appearance of 2020 but tossed one scoreless inning and earned a save in his second outing. Despite his lone save, the right-hander likely won't be used in many high-leverage situations.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/11||@ HOU||L 1-5||1||0.1||1||2||1||0|
|05/09||vs LAD||W 2-1||1||1.1||0||0||2||0|
|05/06||vs TB||L 3-8||0.1||1||2||1||1|
|05/05||vs TB||L 1-3||1.2||1||0||1||1|
|05/02||@ SEA||L 0-2||1.0||0||0||2||0|
|04/30||@ SEA||L 4-7||1.0||1||0||0||1|
|04/26||@ TEX||W 9-4||1.0||1||0||0||1|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2014||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||19.0||3||3||0||2||1||0||12||4||14||3.32||0.947|
|2014||AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels||113.1||20||20||1||7||7||0||90||20||118||4.54||1.220|
|2015||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||119.1||19||19||3||8||6||0||80||21||103||2.87||1.041|
|2017||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||148.1||24||24||1||15||4||0||119||29||154||3.40||1.236|
|2018||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||85.1||15||15||1||5||7||0||57||19||85||3.81||1.222|