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Anaheim Angels acquire Matt Andriese

Diamondbacks reliever Matt Andriese has been acquired by the Anaheim Angels for prospects

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The Anaheim Angels have acquired righthanded reliever Matt Andriese from the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitching prospect Jeremy Beasley, per multiple reports.

The Angels are currently fairly desperate for pitching help to supplement what should be a potent lineup, though Andriese hasn’t done much since a 1.1 bWAR season in 2016 for the Rays, and has a career 4.58 ERA and 4.22 FIP in 428.2 IP.

I didn’t remember this, but Andriese is a former Texas Rangers draft pick, having been selected in the 37th round in 2008 by Texas. He didn’t sign, went to college, and was selected in the 3rd round by the San Diego Padres in the 2011 draft. He was traded to Tampa Bay as part of a 7 player deal that also resulted in Logan Forsythe becoming a Ray in January, 2014, and then was dealt before the trade deadline to Arizona.

Andriese has another year of team control left after 2020.

The Angels gave up Jeremy Beasley, a 2017 30th round pick out of Clemson, to get Andriese. Beasley is a 24 year old righthanded pitcher who split the 2019 season between AA Mobile, where he put up a 4.06 ERA, and AAA Salt Lake City, here he allowed 12 runs in 13.2 IP over 3 starts. MLB Pipeline has him in the Angels top 30, though he didn’t make the Fangraphs list.