Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon
news

MLB News

Angels option Schimpf, recall Barria

Right-hander tabbed for start vs. Orioles
MLB.com @mattkellyMLB

The Angels optioned infielder Ryan Schimpf to Triple-A Salt Lake and recalled right-handed pitcher Jaime Barria in a corresponding move Thursday.

Barria was scheduled to start Thursday's matchup against the Orioles in Anaheim. The rookie went 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA over his first two starts for the Angels this season, and he memorably locked horns with Giants first baseman Brandon Belt in a modern-record 21-pitch at-bat on April 22. Barria allowed two earned runs over two innings in that start (his most recent outing with the Angels), including a scoreless first after he had thrown 49 total pitches.

View Full Game Coverage

The Angels optioned infielder Ryan Schimpf to Triple-A Salt Lake and recalled right-handed pitcher Jaime Barria in a corresponding move Thursday.

Barria was scheduled to start Thursday's matchup against the Orioles in Anaheim. The rookie went 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA over his first two starts for the Angels this season, and he memorably locked horns with Giants first baseman Brandon Belt in a modern-record 21-pitch at-bat on April 22. Barria allowed two earned runs over two innings in that start (his most recent outing with the Angels), including a scoreless first after he had thrown 49 total pitches.

View Full Game Coverage

Video: Must C Classic: Barria, Belt duel in 21-pitch at-bat

Schimpf, acquired in late March in a trade with the Braves, has gone 1-for-5 with a home run and two walks while also striking out three times for Los Angeles in the early going.

Matt Kelly is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @mattkellyMLB.

Los Angeles Angels, Jaime Barria, Ryan Schimpf