Angels acquire RHP Morris from Braves

April 3rd, 2018

The Angels acquired right-hander from the Braves on Tuesday in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later. Los Angeles subsequently optioned Morris to Triple-A, and designated righty for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.
The 25-year old Morris is a former 10th-round draft choice of the Mets who came to Atlanta by way of a trade involving infielder Kelly Johnson in 2016. The righty has posted impressive swing-and-miss numbers in the Minors, striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings but also averaging 4.4 walks for Triple-A Gwinnett in 2017. Morris struck out nine of the 32 batters he faced over an eight-game stretch for the Braves last season while recording a 1.23 ERA.