The Angels have reinstated right-hander Sam Bachman from the 60-day injured list and sent him to Double-A Rocket City, filling the roster after Niko Goodrum's waiver claim by the Pirates.

By the Numbers
  • Sam Bachman, 24, threw three innings in each of his last two rehab outings.
  • Bachman made his MLB debut last year, posting a 3.18 ERA in 17 innings.
Yes, But

Bachman may be a candidate for major league starts later in the year if rotation changes occur or injuries happen, with Reid Detmers also in contention post-option.

State of Play
  • The Angels currently have a starting rotation mix including Tyler Anderson, Patrick Sandoval, Griffin Canning, José Soriano, and José Suarez.
  • With a record of 26-42, the Angels are positioned as sellers ahead of the trade deadline, potentially impacting Bachman's chances for MLB appearances.
What's Next

Bachman will keep getting stretched out in Double-A, aiming for potential major league starts later in the season based on team needs and performance.

Bottom Line

Sam Bachman's reinstatement and option to Double-A Rocket City provide the Angels with additional depth in their pitching rotation, with the possibility of him making a return to the majors later in the season based on team dynamics and performance.