Angels get RHP Luis Garcia from Phillies for LHP Jose Alvarez

The Angels have acquired right-handed pitcher Luis Garcia from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for left-hander Jose Alvarez.

Garcia went 3-1 with a 6.07 ERA in 59 games last season after posting a career-best 2.65 ERA in 71 1/3 innings in 2017. He is 12-14 with a 4.12 ERA in 251 career appearances, all in relief.

Garcia made $1.2 million this year and Alvarez $1.05 million. Each is eligible for salary arbitration and can become a free agent after the 2020 season.

Alvarez was 6-4 with a 2.71 ERA and one save in 76 appearances in 2018, striking out 59 in 63 innings. He allowed only three home runs to the 261 batters he faced while holding left-handed hitters to a .206 batting average and righties to a .232 mark.

The 29-year-old Alvarez is 12-18 with a 3.69 ERA over six seasons with the Tigers and Angels.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

x

Check Also

Barkley rushes for 170 yards, Giants rout Redskins 40-16

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Saquon Barkley was so upset at himself about dropping a pass ...

Saquon Barkley is the most impressive rookie since Ezekiel Elliott

Daryl Johnston was very impressed by Barkley after his dominant performance against Washington on Sunday.

Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen wins Lott IMPACT Trophy

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen has won the Lott IMPACT Trophy ...