Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 11/10/14
The Angels bullpen has blown as many leads as any team in the American League so far this season. Perhaps in a well reasoned panic move, Los Angeles General Manager Jerry Dipoto chose to act quickly and acquire a dependable late inning reliever in Ernesto Frieri. The Columbian born Frieri was utterly dominant in parts of four seasons with the San Diego Padres, compiling a 2.33 ERA across 108.1 IP with 137 K's and a 1.23 WHIP. Ernesto features a 91-94 mph diving fastball and a decent slider that he uses effectively against both RHB and LHB. Frieri is expected to arrive in Anaheim (a mere hour and a half drive) on Friday and inherit the all-important 8th inning role immediately. In return the Padres will receive 23 year old super utility man Alexi Amarista and 22 year old RHP Donn Roach from the Angels. The Venezuelan born Amarista plays a competent second base, shortstop, left field, centerfield and right field. Amarista's minor league numbers are rather impressive (.313/.370) ...
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