Scribner will settle into a relief role with Garrett Richards (biceps) on track to replace him in the rotation Tuesday against the Athletics, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Scribner tossed only 2.2 innings during an abbreviated start Aug. 30 and the light workload made manager Mike Scioscia comfortable enough with calling upon the right-hander to record an out in relief two days later with the knowledge that Richards was ready to rejoin the rotation in his stead. Since Richards had been sidelined since the first week of April and made just one rehab start in the minors, it's expected that he'll face a restricted pitch count in Tuesday's outing, so Scribner could be one of the multiple relievers called upon to piggyback Richards during the contest.
Scribner lasted just 2.2 innings after giving up two runs on four hits to the Athletics on Tuesday. He walked one and struck out two in an eventual 8-2 victory.
Scribner got the early hook after loading the bases in the top of third inning while trying to protect a 5-2 lead. He allowed two homers for the second consecutive start, bringing his season total up to seven in just 20.2 innings. The soft-tossing righty should get another shot at the Athletics next Monday, but his poor combination of being homer-prone (3.0 HR/9) while owning a pedestrian walk rate (3.5 BB/9) makes Scribner a risky play.
Scribner (2-1) gave up three runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six over five innings in a loss to the Rangers on Thursday.
He was tagged for home runs in the third and fourth innings, bringing his total to five allowed in just 18 innings with the major-league team. Scribner's numbers over a larger body of work at Triple-A this year are decent enough and the door is open for him to continue starting with JC Ramirez (forearm) on the DL, but Scribner will likely continue to have a short leash in his starts with Jesse Chavez piggybacking in relief.
Scribner has been recalled and will start Thursday's game against the Rangers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
JC Ramirez (forearm) is on the DL and without a timetable to return, so Scribner will slot into that spot in the rotation, at least for one turn. Scribner has a 4.35 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 103 strikeouts in 103.1 innings at Triple-A this season. He also has a 3.46 ERA in 13 innings in the big leagues, split between the bullpen and the rotation, but his 6.59 xFIP and 9:5 K:BB over that stretch isn't particularly encouraging.
Scribner was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake following Wednesday's game.
Scribner will head back to the minors despite allowing just one run on two hits through five innings in Wednesday's win over the Orioles. While he turned in a respectable sophomore start, it may very well be his last for the Angels for the foreseeable future with Andrew Heaney (elbow) on the cusp of a return from the disabled list. A corresponding move will likely be announced prior to Thursday's game against the Mariners.
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|2014||AFX-Quad Cities River Ba||1||2||3.52||5||3||0||0||1||23.0||22||12||9||4||1||10||35|
|2014||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||2||0||2.70||3||1||0||0||0||6.2||5||2||2||1||0||3||7|
|2016||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||4||2||3.30||8||7||2||1||0||46.1||34||18||17||4||0||22||35|
|2017||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||11||4||4.35||20||19||0||0||0||103.1||100||52||50||13||5||38||103|