An independent arbiter ruled Wednesday that the Angels are to be granted another option year on Peters, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
According to the ruling, Peters' 1.2 innings of big-league action during the abbreviated 2020 campaign should not count toward one of his three option years. As such, the left-hander can be moved freely between the majors and the minors without being subjected to waivers if he is placed back on the 40-man roster at some point during the campaign. Peters is expected to open the season in the minors.
Peters (back) is listed as an available bullpen option Tuesday for the Angels' Cactus League game against the Rangers.
Peters' inclusion on the lineup card doesn't mean he'll be used in relief behind starter Andrew Heaney, but it implies that he came out of his most recent Cactus League appearance Saturday against the Athletics without any issue. Prior to that outing, Peters had been sidelined for more than two weeks due to back spasms, but he looks like he'll be ready to go for the start of the season. After being outrighted off the Angels' 40-man roster shortly before spring training, Peters is likely ticketed for the Triple-A Salt Lake rotation to begin the 2021 campaign.
Peters (back) will throw a bullpen session soon, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
He has been battling back spasms since late last week and will likely need to get into game action fairly soon to be considered for a spot on the Opening Day roster. Even if he were to return and make the club, Peters would likely pitch in low-leverage situations.
Peters is considered day-to-day with back spasms, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
The issue doesn't sound too serious, and Peters should still have enough time to build up for Opening Day if he gets back on the mound soon. He was designated for assignment in early February, however, so his chances of breaking camp with the team are low.
Peters cleared waivers Friday and was outrighted to the minors.
Peters will still be in big-league camp but will now be there as a non-roster invitee, presumably making it tougher for him to win a roster spot. The lefty hasn't done much in 132.2 career innings at the highest level, struggling to a 5.83 ERA while striking out just 16.7 percent of opposing batters.
Peters was designated for assignment by the Angels on Monday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Peters was booted from the 40-man roster to make room for the acquisition of Aaron Slegers, who was sent to the Angels earlier in the evening in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. The lefty had a rough showing in his lone big-league appearance of the 2020 season, surrendering three runs on three hits and two walks while fanning two over one inning.
The Angels optioned Peters to their alternate training site Sunday.
Peters was called up to the big club ahead of Saturday's doubleheader with the Astros. He ended up getting the start for the second game of the twin bill and struggled over 1.2 innings, giving up four runs (three earned) on three hits, two of which were home runs. Peters could be back up with the big club the next time the Angels require an extra starting pitcher.
Peters didn't factor into the decision in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Astros. He allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits -- including two home runs -- while fanning two across 1.2 innings.
Peters was called up for the twin bill but didn't leave a good impression, recording just five outs before giving way to the bullpen. He only served as the extra man for the doubleheader and is unlikely to return to the MLB roster based on how he looked Saturday in his first MLB appearance in 2020.
Peters will serve as the 29th man for Saturday's doubleheader against the Astros.
Peters will provide an extra arm for the Angels during Saturday's twin bill but should return to the team's alternate training site following the two games. The southpaw has yet to appear in the majors in 2020.
Peters (oblique) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list and optioned to the Angels' alternate training site Tuesday.
Peters has been dealing with an oblique issue since the end of June but is now healthy. He'll remain at the alternate training site and could be an option to fill in as a starter if needed, but he may not have time to build up to a full workload.
Peters (oblique) reported to the Angels' alternate training site Sunday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
After missing all of camp with an oblique issue, Peters reported to the team's alternate training site to rehab as he attempts to get back into game shape. The southpaw is expected to join the major-league bullpen at some point, but it's unclear when he'll be ready to play in regular season games. Peters made 17 appearances (12 starts) for the Angels last season, recording a 5.38 ERA and 55:26 K:BB over 72 innings.
Peters (oblique) is not included on the Angels' 30-man roster.
Peters missed all of summer camp while dealing with an oblique issue, so his exclusion from the active roster is no surprise. The 27-year-old is likely to be part of the big-league bullpen at some point this season, though it is unclear when he'll be able to rejoin the club.
Peters (oblique) was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Andersen Pickard of MLBDailyDish.com reports.
Peters was expected to miss several weeks after suffering an oblique injury in late June, but he'll now find himself on the 10-day injured list as he continues to recover. The southpaw was included on the Angels' 60-man roster, but his availability for the start of the regular season remains to be seen. Peters posted a 5.38 ERA with a 55:26 K:BB over 72 innings in 17 appearances (12 starts) for the Angels in 2019.
Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Tuesday that Peters (ankle) is dealing with an oblique injury that will likely keep him out for a few weeks, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Peters was scratched ahead of his final spring training start in March with a sprained ankle, but he appears to have since overcome that injury. Instead, the oblique is now Peters' main concern, and the injury looks like it could be something that sidelines him when the Angels open their regular season July 23 or 24. Los Angeles included Peters in its 60-man roster pool that was announced Sunday, so he'll be eligible to pitch for the big club once he's deemed healthy.
Peters was scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday against Seattle due to a sprained ankle, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Peters reportedly suffered the injury while walking down the stairs Friday. He's part of a crowded battle for a spot in the back of the Angels' rotation after posting a 5.38 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in 72 innings last season. Any significant time lost to this ankle issue will hurt his chances.
Peters is being stretched out as a starter and could compete for a spot in the Opening Day rotation, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Peters started 12 of the 17 games in which he pitched last season, so he is a logical option for a back-end rotation spot in the wake of the elbow injury that will sideline Griffin Canning at the start of the season. Still, the Angels have a number of options available to plug into the rotation, so Peters is far from a lock for the role. While the southpaw struggled with a 5.38 ERA last season, he has fared well this spring, allowing one run in 7.1 innings while striking out six batters.
Peters is developing a slider to use against left-handed hitters, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Though Peters registered a 2.08 ERA against lefties last season, he struck out only 12 of the 92 batters he faced. A more consistent slider could help him generate more swings-and-misses; Peters posted a 28.0 Whiff% on the pitch last season but tossed it only 3.9 percent of the time.
Peters (4-4) gave up seven runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two through 3.1 innings to take the loss against the Astros on Sunday.
Peters was hit early and often as he allowed three home runs in the disastrous start. It was a rough finish for the 27-year-old, as he posted a 8.91 ERA and an 11:11 K:BB in his final five starts. Peters finishes the season with a 5.38 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 72 innings.
Peters (4-3) got the win against the Athletics on Tuesday, giving up two earned runs on five hits over five innings, striking out three and walking one in the Angels' 3-2 victory.
The 27-year-old gave up a two-run homer to Khris Davis in the fourth inning, but turned in a solid outing aside from that on his way to his fourth win of the year. The outing gives Peters a 4.72 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 53:24 K:BB in 2019. He's scheduled to make one more start before the end of the regular season, Sunday in a home matchup against the Astros.
Peters gave up two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out two in four innings Wednesday against the Yankees. He did not factor in the decision.
In three starts this month, Peters has logged a total of 11.1 innings and has not topped 4.1 innings in a start. He could make two starts next week (A's, Astros) if the Angels leave the rotation as is.
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