Barria was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday.
Barria's chances of breaking camp in the big-league rotation got a boost when it was announced Griffin Canning's start to the season would be delayed by an elbow injury, but it turns out Barria will not come away with either a spot in the rotation or a spot on the Angels' Opening Day roster. The right-hander made 39 starts at the MLB level over the past two seasons, so he should garner consideration if a time comes when the Angels need to bring up a starter from the minors.
Barria lost 14 pounds over the offseason, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Barria shed the weight over the winter following a disastrous 2019 season in which he posted a 4-10 record along with a 6.42 ERA (6.23 FIP). The 23-year-old is hoping to regain the form he showed during a promising rookie campaign that included a 10-9 record and a 3.41 ERA.
Barria was removed from Thursday's game against Houston due to a right toe blister.
Barria was forced to leave the matchup as a result, and his season is likely over with only three contests remaining. Assuming he's indeed done for the year, he'll finish with a 6.43 ERA and 1.44 WHIP with a 71:25 K:BB over 78.1 innings.
Barria left Thursday's game against Houston with an apparent right side injury, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Barria looked to be in pain after throwing a pitch in the fifth inning, and he exited with a trainer after being examined on the mound. He surrendered three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four over 4.1 innings.
Barria (4-10) took the loss Friday as the Angels fell 6-4 to the Astros, coughing up six runs on eight hits -- including four home runs -- over 2.2 innings. He struck out one.
Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman all took the right-hander deep in the first inning, before Correa launched an encore in the third. Barria has lost three straight starts and seven straight decisions, but he'll get one more chance to get back in the win column in 2019 when he takes a 6.43 ERA and 71:25 K:BB through 78.1 innings into Thursday's rematch with the Astros back in Anaheim.
Barria (4-9) took the loss Saturday as the Angels were stung 3-1 by the Rays, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks over 5.1 innings while striking out four.
The right-hander turned in one of his better recent outings, but the Angels' offense couldn't get anything going with Mike Trout (toe) and Justin Upton (knee) sidelined. Barria has now lost six straight decisions, with his last win coming July 24, and he'll carry a 5.95 ERA and 70:25 K:BB through 75.2 innings into his next start Friday in Houston.
Barria (4-8) allowed two runs on four hits with one walk and two strikeouts across 4.1 innings while taking a loss during a relief appearance against the White Sox on Sunday.
The 23-year-old entered in the first after the opener and recorded the final out of that frame. He gave up two solo homers in the middle frames, but that's about all over almost five innings, and still, that was enough for the White Sox to hand him the loss. Barria owns a 6.14 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 66 strikeouts in 70.1 innings across 16 appearances, including 10 starts this year.
Barria will work behind an opener Sunday against the White Sox.
The 23-year-old was originally expected to work as a traditional starter, but he'll instead follow opener Noe Ramirez. Barria has a 6.27 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 64:22 K:BB through 66 innings this season.
Barria threw four innings in a no-decision against the Athletics on Tuesday, giving up five runs (four earned) on four hits, striking out five and walking two as the Angels eventually fell 7-5.
Barria's first start back in the rotation after not pitching at all last week didn't go well, as he was knocked around by Oakland before getting chased from the contest after throwing 74 pitches. He hasn't put himself on the fantasy radar this season, posting a 6.27 ERA and 1.44 WHIP over 66 innings.
Barria is scheduled to start Tuesday's series opener in Oakland.
The Angels didn't have Barria make a start last week after a pair of off days allowed manager Brad Ausmus to go with a streamlined rotation. Barria's turn will come back up again Tuesday, and with no off days on the schedule until Sept. 12, the right-hander should be in store for a two-start week. He lines up for a second turn Sunday on the road versus the White Sox.
Barria is not scheduled to start against the Red Sox over the weekend, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Barria was originally scheduled to start Saturday against Boston, but the Angels are listing Jose Suarez, Dillon Peters and Andrew Heaney as their starters for the three-game series. It's unclear if Barria will slot back into the rotation at this point; with a pair of off days, the Angels won't need a fifth starter until next Saturday against the White Sox.
Barria (4-7) gave up two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out four through 5.1 innings to take the loss against the Astros on Sunday.
Barria only generated seven swinging strikes, but he delivered a solid outing before being pulled after 90 pitches in the sixth inning. Despite not being allowed to finish the inning, this was the first time Barria pitched into the sixth frame since April. The 23-year-old has a 6.10 ERA and a 59:20 K:BB through nine starts this season. Barria lines up to make his next start Saturday against the Red Sox at Angel Stadium.
Barria is listed as the Angels' probable starter for Sunday's game against the Astros.
Both Barria and Andrew Heaney are available on four days' rest after the two started in Tuesday's doubleheader with the Rangers, but Heaney will get bypassed for a second turn this week after racking up a season-high 108 pitches in his 14-strikeout gem. Barria will be the beneficiary of Heaney getting extra rest, but the 23-year-old's overall body of work this season hasn't made him a comfortable streaming option at this stage. He owns an ugly 6.35 ERA and 1.46 WHIP across 56.2 innings at the big-league level this season but has at least shown improvement over his last five turns, delivering a 4.94 EA and 1.23 WHIP across those outings.
Barrie didn't factor into the decision in a 3-2 extra-innings loss to the Rangers during the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk over five innings while striking out four.
The right-hander rejoined the rotation after a brief stay at Triple-A Salt Lake, and while he was able to limit the damage for once, Barria was still in line for his seventh loss until the Angels rallied to tie the game in the eighth and ninth innings. He now sports a 6.35 ERA and 55:17 K:BB through 56.2 big-league innings this year, and with a couple of off days coming up for the club, it's not clear when Barria might make another start, or even whether he'll be optioned down again for a fresh arm.
Barria was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake ahead of his scheduled start in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Rangers.
Barria will assume the rotation spot of Jose Suarez, who was demoted to Salt Lake following a rough outing against the White Sox over the weekend. After the doubleheader, the Angels' schedule would allow the team to get by without a fifth starter until Sept. 7, so Barria won't be assured any further turns through the rotation. After a strong rookie campaign in 2018, Barria has struggled at the big-league level this season, posting a 6.62 ERA across 51.2 innings in 12 outings (seven starts).
Barria will now start the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against Texas, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Barria remains set to be recalled from Triple-A on Tuesday to make a spot start, though the plan now calls for him to pitch in Game 2 of the twin bill. Andrew Heaney, originally scheduled to start the second game, will instead get the ball in Game 1.
Barria will be recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake to start Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rangers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Barria has split time between the majors and Salt Lake this season, struggling at both stops; he owns a 6.62 ERA in 51.2 big-league innings and a 9.68 ERA in 48.1 minor-league frames. The Angels will be able to proceed with a four-man rotation until Sept. 7 following Tuesday's twin bill, so Barria could be headed back to the minors after his start.
The Angels are expected to recall Barria from Triple-A Salt Lake to start one half of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Rangers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Barria was optioned to Triple-A on Aug. 10 and will have spent the requisite 10 days in the minors by the time Tuesday arrives, making him eligible to rejoin the big club. Unless the 23-year-old dazzles Tuesday, he could be bound for a return trip to the minors since the Angels would be able to get by with a four-man rotation until Sept. 7. Over 51.2 innings in the big leagues this season, Barria has posted a 6.62 ERA and 1.49 WHIP while striking out 51.
Barria was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday.
Barria was sent down to clear room for Andrew Heaney to be activated from the injured list. He has recorded a 6.62 ERA and 1.49 WHIP across 51.2 innings with the big-league club this season.
Barria (4-6) took the loss after surrendering five runs on six hits while striking out three over five-plus innings Friday against the Red Sox.
Barria was spotted a three-run lead in the first inning, but he'd squander it shortly afterwards, giving up one run in the first, two in the fourth, one in the fifth and another in the sixth. The 23-year-old right-hander owns an unattractive 6.62 ERA and 1.49 WHIP with a 51:16 K:BB over 51.2 innings this year.
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