Angels send struggling Reid Detmers to Triple-A 6 weeks after his no-hitter – Orange County Register

ANAHEIM – Just six weeks after throwing a no-hitter, Angels pitcher Reid Detmers was sent back to Triple-A.

The southpaw has recorded an ERA of 5.67 in six starts since his May 10 no-hitter, including conceding five runs in five innings on Tuesday night. On Wednesday the angels sent him to Salt Lake.

“Just a bit of a reset for him,” said manager Phil Nevin. “There is greatness in there. I said it before. There have been a lot of guys who have had to go back and reset themselves somehow.

Detmers, 22, skyrocketed in the major leagues just 13 months after the Angels picked him for the first round of the 2020 draft. Since there was no minor league season in 2020, Detmers launched just 13 games as a pro before the Angels took him to the majors for his debut on August 1, 2021.

He won a rotation spot in spring training, but hasn’t lived up to his potential ever since, aside from a brilliant night.

Including the no-hitter, Detmers has an ERA of 4.66 across 12 starts. He hit 6.8 and walked 3.3 hitters every nine innings. He has finished six innings in just two starts, mostly because he has had trouble managing his shot count even in games where he has been effective. Twice he was stopped at less than five innings, even though he hadn’t allowed any runs.

“He’s repeating throws, figuring out how to shorten the bats, not throwing so many throws,” Nevin said. “It’s all part of learning to throw. He hasn’t really had many major league or minor league innings under his belt. It is very rare to see the boy come out of college straight away and have the results he has had. “

Nevin also suggested that the trip to the minors could be a mental break for Detmers.

“Sometimes things are just snowballs and they weigh you down,” Nevin said. “You can tell a little from his behavior, the trust wasn’t quite what it was. With a guy with his own stuff, it doesn’t have to be. I think he gets it, but you know, there are pressures to raise the bar here. There are launch pressures everywhere. He’s a first round pick and he got here fast, but to get to where he is, he’ll take a deep breath, he’ll do a good job. He will come back here. He will be doing some starts this year. I can assure you that he will. He will be better “.

Nevin said the Angels have not decided what they will do with their rotation now. They currently only have four starters on the active roster – Shohei Ohtani, Noah Syndergaard, Patrick Sandoval and Michael Lorenzen – but will continue to use a six-man rotation. José Suarez, Jhonathan Diaz and Chase Silseth could all be called back next time the Angels need a starter.

Kenny Rosenberg, who has just been sent off, must be on the ground for 15 days before he can return, unless he is replacing an injured player. Suarez needs to be stopped for 15 days as he was named as the 27th man for Saturday’s doubleheader.

The Angels currently also have Janson Junk and Jaime Barria in the bullpen, and both could get started. Barria would likely be limited to three or four innings because he has pitched in relief all season.


The Angels didn’t start Mike Trout or Jared Walsh on Wednesday, because Nevin said both players needed the day off.

Nevin said Trout’s day off “has been a while.” The three-time American League MVP lost time a couple of weeks ago with a groin injury and hasn’t had a day off since. On Saturday alone he had played 19 innings in the center of the field.

“This was a common thing,” Nevin said. “It’s something that was planned long ago, if it was going to make it through the whole weekend. It is going very hard and is extremely sore. It’s a credit to him for how difficult it was. “

Trout said he feels there is an advantage when he can get the day off before a scheduled rest day, which gives him two consecutive days of rest for the cost of a single game.

Walsh had a day off after a three-stroke match that included a homer and a triple. He missed two last weekend due to illness. Nevin also said that this bout – against southpaw Daniel Lynch – offered a good opportunity to hit David MacKinnon with his right hand to start from first base.


Rescue pitcher Jimmy Herget has been on the injured list for 15 days due to an impingement in his right shoulder.

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