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Angels designate Michael Roth for assignment

Apr 27, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

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The Angels have designated pitcher Michael Roth for assignment,’s Alden Gonzalez reports. The Angels put Mike Morin on the 40-man roster to clear up the opening.

Roth, who made his Major League debut last season, struggled in four starts at Double-A Arkansas. He allowed 13 runs with a 10/12 K/BB ratio in 21 1/3 innings. He showed no progress after getting hit around in 20 innings in the big leagues in 2013, when he posted a 5.40 ERA.

Roth made his way through the Angels’ system quickly, going from rookie ball in 2012 to starting the season at Double-A last season, and getting the call to the big leagues in mid-April. Roth could draw some outside interest, as he’s still only 24 years old, but his stuff — his average fastball velocity is in the high-80’s — doesn’t leave much projectability.

  1. bronco58lb - Apr 27, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    I still can’t believe the Angels canned scouting director Eddie Bane a year after he took Mike Trout. Farm system has suffered since he was let go.

    • jimatkins - Apr 27, 2014 at 9:26 PM

      Eddie Bane leaving was a disaster for the Angels. Forced to leave, I should say. Stupidity.

  2. toodrunktotastethischicken - Apr 27, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    Knuckle ball.

    • aresachaela - Apr 27, 2014 at 8:59 PM

      Mike Carp can teach him that XD!!

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