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Angels promote Michael Roth to Majors

Apr 13, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT

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With just 27 innings of professional baseball under his belt, Angels prospect Michael Roth has earned a promotion to the Majors.

The University of South Carolina product logged 22 innings in rookie ball last year, posting a 4.91 ERA. He skipped Single-A right to Double-A Arkansas to start this season, and now he’s on his way to Los Angeles to join the Angels bullpen.

Prospect guru Keith Law was shocked to hear of Roth’s promotion, calling him a “pure deception guy” with below-average stuff.

  1. proudlycanadian - Apr 13, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    The Angels are so kind and generous. They are being Angelic in order to make Houston look good.

  2. soundsofsuccess7 - Apr 14, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Reeks of desperation.

  3. angelsfan1835 - Apr 14, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    Roth had one heck of a debut. 2 innings, 4 K’s, and got the win. His stuff looked great. Someone must be eating his words…l

    • zzalapski - Apr 14, 2013 at 1:17 AM

      Congrats to the kid for a memorable debut, but it’s only 2 innings.

  4. thestatsishere - Apr 15, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Shows how desperate the Angels are to win NOW. I doubt this helps them though

  5. bigleagues - Apr 24, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    The guy knows how to pitch. Think vintage Jamie Moyer, but only 23.

    In college circles he is known as the “Greatest Post-season Pitcher in NCAA History”.

    And that is worth something. I think.

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