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Ernesto Frieri

  1. Make that two: Alex Rodriguez hits second homer of the night, giving him 658 for his career

    Apr 17, 2015, 9:17 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    Alex Rodriguez has two home runs on Friday night, leaving him two round-trippers shy of tying Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time home run leaderboard.

  2. 2015 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

    Mar 31, 2015, 4:42 PM EDT

    Kevin Cash

    Why is this man smiling when his team appears to be destined for last place?

  3. Jake McGee plays catch for first time since elbow surgery

    Jan 26, 2015, 11:45 PM EDT

    Jake McGee AP

    McGee is expected to begin the season on the disabled list, but he’s hoping to return by late April or early May.

  4. 2015 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez

    Your one-stop shop for all of the offseason signings.

  5. Braves sign setup man Jason Grilli to two-year contract

    Dec 23, 2014, 8:31 PM EDT

    jason grilli getty

    From FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal comes word that the Braves have signed 38-year-old right-handed reliever Jason Grilli to a two-year, $8 million contract with a club option for 2017 …

  6. Rays sign Ernesto Frieri to incentive-laden contract

    Nov 26, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    An intriguing scrap-heap pickup for the Rays.

  7. Jason Grilli a potential option for the Yankees

    Nov 21, 2014, 9:45 PM EDT

    jason grilli getty

    If the Yankees can’t bring back David Robertson, Jason Grilli could be one option the club could look at.

  8. Cubs claim Donn Roach off waivers from Padres

    Nov 12, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Donn Roach Padres

    Roach was the Angels’ third-round draft pick in 2010 and got traded to the Padres in 2012 along with Alexi Amarista for Ernesto Frieri.

  9. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2015

    Oct 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Baltimore Orioles - Game One

    Including writeups for the top 63, because we’re not always all about round numbers.

  10. Matt Garza ejected after hitting Andrew McCutchen a second time

    Sep 20, 2014, 9:19 PM EDT

    Matt Garza

    Matt Garza doesn’t hit many batters, but the right-hander managed to hit Andrew McCutchen twice in his start on Saturday.

  11. Pirates designate Ernesto Frieri for assignment

    Aug 8, 2014, 5:49 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Frieri posted a 7.34 ERA in 48 appearances, which is shockingly bad for a 28-year-old who came into this season with a career 2.76 ERA and 315 strikeouts in 231 innings.

  12. Paul Goldschmidt likely out for the rest of the season

    Aug 3, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

    Paul Goldschmidt

    “He’s done,” Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said of first baseman Paul Goldschmidt’s season after he suffered a broken left hand.

  13. Paul Goldschmidt placed on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left hand

    Aug 2, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT

    Paul Goldschmidt Getty

    The Diamondbacks got some bad news on Saturday, learning that Paul Goldschmidt has a fractured left hand.

  14. X-rays inconclusive on Paul Goldschmidt’s left hand following hit-by-pitch

    Aug 2, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

    Paul Goldschmidt Getty

    Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was hit in the left hand on a pitch from Pirates reliever Ernesto Frieri last night and X-rays came back inconclusive.

  15. The Pirates could be interested in Huston Street

    Jul 12, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT

    Huston Street Getty

    The Pirates are focused on adding pitching in advance of the July non-waiver trade deadline.

  16. Pirates, Angels swap closers Jason Grilli, Ernesto Frieri

    Jun 27, 2014, 6:26 PM EDT

    Jason Grilli

    The Pirates and Angels have exchanged their troubled closers. Jason Grilli will head west to the Angels. Ernesto Frieri will head east to the Pirates.

  17. Joe Smith is now the Angels closer

    Jun 25, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

    Joe Smith Angels

    This week it’s Smith. Next week it’s probably Frieri again.

  18. Angels manager Mike Scioscia says he doesn’t have a set closer

    Jun 19, 2014, 9:01 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Angels manager Mike Scioscia gave Ernesto Frieri a vote of confidence over the weekend, but he made it clear today that he’s looking at other options to close games.

  19. Video: Cool walkoff, bro: Nick Swisher hits a grand slam to win it in the 10th

    Jun 19, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Cleveland Indians

    Swisher did the damage, but Mike Scioscia and his shaky bullpen laid the groundwork.

  20. Blue Jays send strikeout machine Steve Delabar to Triple-A

    Jun 17, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

    Munenori Kawasaki; Esmil Rogers; Steve Delabar

    Toronto has called up utility man Munenori Kawasaki from the minors for some infield depth and in a surprising move they demoted right-hander Steve Delabar to Triple-A to make room for him on the roster.

  21. Mike Scioscia gives Ernesto Frieri a vote of confidence

    Jun 15, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Ernesto Frieri continues to struggle out of the bullpen for the Angels, but Mike Scioscia isn’t ready to take him out of the closer’s role for a second time… yet.

  22. Angels closer Joe Smith didn’t get a save last night because he was throwing up

    May 6, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Joe Smith Angels

    Joe Smith had a very good reason for not getting a save last night.

  23. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 6, 2014, 6:40 AM EDT

    Twins Celebrate

    Four shutouts headlined Monday night’s action

  24. Ernesto Frieri is out as the Angels’ closer, Joe Smith is in

    Apr 25, 2014, 5:32 PM EDT

    Ernesto Frieri AP

    After blowing a three-run lead on Wedneday, Frieri is going to be seeing work in lower-leverage situations.

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