Angels outright A.J. Achter, Nick Buss to Triple-A Salt Lake

A.J. Achter made numerous trips between Anaheim and Salt Lake City this season and could well be set for more in the future. The relief pitcher joined outfielder Nick Buss in clearing waivers and the Angels, as a result, outrighted both players to Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday. The Angels designated both Achter and Buss for assignment last Wednesday to make room for the claims of...
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15 days ago

A.J. Achter's unusual season likely includes one more promotion to Angels

SALT LAKE CITY – A.J. Achter has pitched in just 15 games for the Angels this season, but he can stake a claim to the team lead in one statistic. The right-handed reliever has been a part of a staggering 16 roster transactions in what has become...
Via The OC Register
August 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Miller: Baseball leaves Angels' A.J. Achter to waiver, wander

The difference between the majors and minors, in some ways, can be undetectable, the rubber and home plate separated by the same 60 feet, 6 inches in both Anaheim and Albuquerque. In other ways, the difference can be subtle, like a tiny punctuation...
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June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Angels' A.J. Achter surprised, pleased to get call up

ANAHEIM – A.J. Achter was about to turn in Friday night around midnight. He had finished brushing his teeth. Then his cell phone buzzed. The Angels were calling up the reliever from Triple-A. “I wasn’t really expecting it,” Achter said. “It...
Via The OC Register
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Achter impressing; Angels help Make-A-Wish

The March 18, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes A.J. Achter making a strong impression in camp, the Angels fulfilling the wish of a heart transplant survivor, and more… The Story: A.J. Achter finally shows the Angels his good stuff MWAH Says: The Halos apparently lit Achter up when he pitched for the Twins last season, so he’s probably glad he doesn’t have...
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March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: A.J. Achter claimed; team holds annual holiday party

The December 18, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the team claiming a youngish righty reliever, a strong turnout at the club’s annual children’s holiday party, and more… The Story: Angels claim RHP A.J. Achter off waivers MWAH Says: We’ve finally hit the part of the holiday season where there can be days without any sort of team news, so expect these posts...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies lose pitcher A.J. Achter to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Embed from Getty Images The Phillies began accumulating potential pitching pieces almost immediately this offseason. That was why the Phillies grabbed pitcher A.J. Achter on waivers from the Minnesota Twins. Both Achter and reliever Dan Otero were waiver pickups in this regard. After acquiring multiple prospects in exchange for Ken...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Phils claim right-hander A.J. Achter off waivers

In addition to protecting three players from the Rule-5 draft today, the Phillies have claimed right-hander A.J. Achter off waivers from the Twins, adding to their pitching depth heading into the new season. #Phillies have claimed RHP A.J. Achter off waivers from the Minnesota Twins. — Phillies (@Phillies) November 20,...
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November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins’ A.J. Achter Prepared For Bigger Role In 2015

With spring training less than a month away, players are starting to put their off-season routines into overdrive to be fully prepared to showcase the improvements they have made since last season. While every player hopes to impress their coaches and earn a promotion, not many are as determined to succeed then that of Minnesota Twins right-handed pitcher A.J. Achter. Reporting to...
Via Baseball Essential
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

A.J. Achter: An Underdog in the Twin Cities

A.J. Achter made it. He wasn’t supposed to make it. The 26-year-old right-hander lasted until the 46th round of the 2010 draft and was offered bupkis for a signing bonus. Now he’s stepping onto the big stage. The Minnesota Twins called up Achter from Triple-A Rochester when the calender flipped on Sunday night. Achter enrolled […]
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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