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ERNESTO FRIERI RUMORS

Pirates Release Ernesto Frieri

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released right-handed pitcher Ernesto Frieri, according to Matt Eddy’s minor league transactions on Baseball America. Frieri was outrighted to Triple-A last month after struggling with the Pirates. If he would have declined his outright assignment, he would have given up the remainder of his $3.8 M salary. Now that the Pirates have released him, he...
Via Pirates Prospects
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors: The bullpen edition

Huston StreetThe Pittsburgh Pirates are in the thick of a race for the National League Central, but the bullpen could be the deciding factor on whether the Buccos repeat last season’s magic or not. Repeating last season’s performance will be difficult for Pittsburgh, especially with four teams being in on the race this year, but if they strengthen a sometimes shaky “Shark Tank”...
Via isportsweb.com
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels trade rumors: Bullpen edition

The trade deadline is approaching and the Los Angeles Angels are in search of some pitchers to help bolster their bullpen. The team, which currently rests in second in the American League West behind the Oakland Athletics, began making midseason moves last week when they released forty-two year-old Raul Ibanez. This left the designated hitter position open for CJ Cron, who continues...
Via isportsweb.com
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels, Pirates swap struggling former closers

Tired of Ernesto Frieri blowing saves? Fret no more! #Angels have acquired Jason Grilli from Pirates for Ernesto Frieri. — Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) June 27, 2014 That’s right, the Angels traded their disaster of a closer to the Pirates for their disaster of a closer in a classic example of a challenge trade. Chalk this one up to Dipoto taking away toys from Scioscia...
Via Monkey with a Halo
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels: The case against Ernesto Frieri

Los Angeles Angels skipper Mike Scioscia has been known to give his players second chances, but his short memory might be his biggest flaw, especially when it comes to closer Ernesto Frieri. On April 23, Frieri gave up four runs on three hits to the Washington Nationals in just one-third of an inning. He was charged with a blown save and a loss, forcing Scioscia to rethink the management...
Via isportsweb.com
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Ernesto Frieri's lone mistake costly in Angels' loss to Yankees

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Ernesto Frieri was riding a string of five consecutive successful outings since being demoted as the Angels' closer, following a blown save at Washington on April 23. On Tuesday, he nearly made it six in a row. One mistake cost him and the Angels in their 4-3 loss to the Yankees at Angel Stadium. With Joe Smith, who took over as closer once Frieri was demoted...
Via Fox Sports West
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Ernesto Frieri working on regaining role as closer

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Friday's outing for former Angels closer, Ernesto Frieri was short and sweet. Frieri entered the game in the ninth inning, but far from a save situation with the Angels trailing 5-2, and runners on first and second with one out. He threw two pitches, the last of which was a grounder by Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus that turned into an inning-ending double...
Via Fox Sports West
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ernesto Frieri Player Profile & Projections

By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com 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...
Via Angelswin
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...
Via Fox Sports West
March 07, 2013  |  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...
Via Fox Sports West
May 20, 2012  |  Discuss
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