Angels closer Ernesto Frieri is expanding his repertoire

It appears that Ernesto Frieri is no longer a one-pitch pitcher. The Angels closer started Corey Hart with a slider for a called strike and then struck out the Seattle slugger looking at a slider Wednesday night, part of a scoreless ninth inning that secured his first save and a 2-0 win over the Mariners at Safeco Field. “All the hitters pretty much cheated on me -- they knew...
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Angels spring training report: Ernesto Frieri

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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels and Ernesto Frieri avoid arbitration with a one-year deal

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and RHP Ernesto Frieri have avoided arbitration with a one-year, $3.8 million deal, reports Alden Gonzalez of #Angels have now agreed with Ernesto Frieri — $3.8M. — Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) January 17, 2014 Frieri, 28, was eligible for arbitration for the first time in his career and can become a free agent after the 2016 season...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ernesto Frieri Player Profile & Projections

By Robert Cunningham, Staff Writer 2013 Outlook: This should be an interesting year for "ErNasty" Frieri, coming off an impressive debut in 2012. Apparently Ernesto has been developing a changeup that he feels comfortable with in addition to his electric fastball and his above average slider. Although the pitch mix should help him strike more batters...
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April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels' Frieri adding new pitches to his arsenal

PEORIA, Ariz. Ernesto Frieri came to spring training hoping to add an effective second pitch to go with the lively 95-mph fastball that thrust the 27-year-old right-hander into a closing role last season. He may leave Arizona with two new pitches. Frieri has been very happy with the development of his cut fastball, which is coming out of his hand like his fastball and breaking...
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March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Q&A: Ernesto Frieri, Colombian Closer

Ernesto Frieri was a bright spot for a Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim team that fell short of expectations. The 27-year-old right-hander stepped into the closer role after being acquired in a May 3 trade with San Diego Padres. In 56 games, he had 23 saves, a 2.32 ERA and a 13.3 K/9. He also didn’t allow a hit in his first 13 innings in an Angels uniform. Frieri talked about his...
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October 23, 2012  |  Discuss

A Brief Look at Ernesto Frieri’s Fastball

Right-hander Ernesto Frieri is currently closing games for the Los Angeles Angels of You-Know-Where. He also currently owns a strikeout rate of 43.2%, which mark is not only over 10 percentage points above his previous high (albeit, in a short career so far), but is also the second-highest rate among all pitchers who’ve thrown at least 10 innings — behind only Aroldis Chapman...
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June 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Frieri 'excited' after earning first career save

OAKLAND, Calif. As Ernesto Frieri buttoned his dress shirt and packed his bag for the flight to Seattle, he couldn't suppress a smile. He waited his entire big-league career for the chance he got Wednesday afternoon, and now that it was over, he looked ready to burst. A save. That's what Frieri wanted when he came to the Angels in a trade with the San Diego Padres this...
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May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Padre Frieri now starring in Halos 'pen

SAN DIEGO Who knows what emotions washed over Ernesto Frieri as he walked from the bullpen to the pitcher's mound Friday night at Petco Park? This used to be his home, the place where he spent parts of the past four seasons working as a relief pitcher for the San Diego Padres. But when he entered the game in the ninth inning, he was an employee of the Angels. And in a way...
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May 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Padres sent Frieri to Angels for 2 minor leaguers

The San Diego Padres have sent right-handed reliever Ernesto Frieri to the Los Angeles Angels for infielder Alexi Amarista and right-hander Donn Roach, both minor leaguers. Frieri was 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA in 11 appearances before Thursday's trade. He was the longest tenured player in the Padres organization, signing as a non-drafted free agent at 17 in January 2003. The native...
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May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

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