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Guardians' Jaime Barria: Finds work with Guardians
Barria signed a minor-league contract with the Guardians on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Barria rejected an outright assignment from the Angels and became a free agent earlier in the offseason, and he'll now attempt to carve out a role for himself with the Guardians. The 27-year-old righty posted a 5.68 ERA and 1.47 WHIP last year -- a sharp decline from his 2.61 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in 2022. Barria's deal includes an invitation to major-league spring training, and a good spring could be enough for him to earn a spot in Cleveland's Opening Day bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Jaime Barria: Elects free agency
Barria elected free agency Monday.
Barria is arbitration eligible this offseason and instead of non-tendering him later the Angels removed him from the 40-man roster now. He has rejected an outright assignment and is now a free agent.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Jaime Barria: Returns from injured list
Barria (hamstring) was activated off the injured list Saturday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Barria will wind up missing just over the minimum 15 days with a hamstring issue. Working primarily as a long reliever, he owns a 5.67 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 79.1 innings this season, a far cry from the 2.61 ERA and 1.03 WHIP he managed in the same innings total last year. Jhonathan Diaz was optioned to clear a roster spot for his return.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Jaime Barria: Placed on IL
Barria was placed on the 15-day injured list Thursday due to a hamstring injury, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Barria has been working primarily in a multi-inning role out of the Angels' bullpen and has allowed 30 earned runs across his last 25 innings pitched. Davis Daniel is expected to be called up in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Jaime Barria: Blasted for nine runs
Barria gave up nine runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out three batters over 2.1 innings in a loss to the Rays in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday.
Angels starter Patrick Sandoval had a rough outing of his own, and Los Angeles was already down 6-0 when Barria entered in the bottom of the fifth. Things got much worse for the team when Barria surrendered seven runs in the following frame, but manager Phil Nevin let the right-hander take his lumps, keeping him in the contest for another inning, during which he allowed two more runs. While the first two knocks the Rays notched against Barria were infield singles, the veteran gave up plenty of hard contact as well and served up three homers. He's been tagged for 13 runs over 3.1 frames across his past two outings, raising his ERA from 3.86 all the way up to 5.32.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Jaime Barria: Handed loss after blown save
Barria (2-5) worked out of the bullpen and was charged with a blown save and a loss Sunday against Houston after allowing four runs on three hits and one walk over one inning.
Prior to the All-Star break, Barria had serving as the Angels' No. 6 starter, but he's now been deployed out of the bullpen in his first two appearances of the season half. He was tasked with protecting a 7-5 lead in the top of the ninth Sunday and couldn't close the deal, yielding back-to-back home runs to Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker en route to surrendering four runs in total. With off days coming up Thursday as well as the following Monday, the Angels may opt to get by with a five-man rotation for the time being.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Jaime Barria: Surrenders four runs in loss
Barria (2-4) allowed four runs on five hits and struck out five without walking a batter over five innings, taking the loss Monday versus the Padres.
Barria gave up three hits, including a three-run home run in the first inning. The other two hits against him led to an additional run in the fourth. He's given up four or more runs in three of his last seven appearances, and he's yielded 19 runs (15 earned) over 26.1 innings in that span. Barria has a 3.31 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 45:16 K:BB through 54.1 innings this season. He's made six starts in 18 appearances and continues to move between a swingman role and the sixth starter spot in the Angels' rotation. He's not expected to start again before the All-Star break, but it's possible he could be available out of the bullpen by the weekend.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Jaime Barria: Bumped up to Monday
Barria will start Monday against the Padres in San Diego, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
As the holder of the final slot in a six-man rotation, Barria's role and routine tend to fluctuate. The right-hander didn't see action for 10 days between a relief appearance June 18 and a start June 28, and he's now being asked to pitch on four days of rest so that Shohei Ohtani, who's dealing with a cracked fingernail, can get an extra day before his next start. Of course, four days is typical rest in many big-league rotations, and Barria tossed just 59 pitches his last time out, so he should be fresh for Monday's start.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Jaime Barria: Struggles versus White Sox
Barria (2-3) allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks over three innings. He took the loss versus the White Sox on Wednesday and failed to strike out a batter.
Barria had made just one appearance since his June 13 start versus the Rangers -- he tossed three scoreless innings of relief versus the Royals on June 18. His return to the rotation didn't go well, as he yielded three home runs, which accounted for four of the five runs on his line Wednesday. The right-hander now has a 2.92 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 40:16 K:BB through 49.1 innings over 17 appearances (five starts) on the season. Barria is clearly the Angels' sixth starter, which puts him at risk of getting skipped in the rotation when there are numerous off days available to keep the rest of the starters on turn. That's not the case for the next week, and he's tentatively projected for a road start versus the Padres his next time out.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Jaime Barria: Short outing Tuesday
Barria did not factor into the decision Tuesday, allowing three runs on seven hits and one walk over 4.1 innings against the Rangers. He struck out two.
Barria labored for most of the evening, throwing a season-high 93 pitches before being pulled in the fifth inning. The 26-year-old had been primarily working as a multi-inning reliever before being added to the rotation, and he has yet to surpass five innings in any appearance thus far. Barria's next start is tentatively scheduled to come against the Dodgers.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Jaime Barria: Decent in no-decision
Barria allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out three over five innings in a no-decision versus the Cubs on Wednesday.
Barria struggled in the fifth inning, when he allowed both runs and all three hits, but he escaped trouble with a double play. Across his three starts, Barria's allowed three runs, nine hits and four walks with 15 strikeouts in 15 innings. The right-hander has been effective regardless of role with a 1.85 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 37:12 K:BB through 39 innings through 14 appearances this season. He worked up to 76 pitches (50 strikes) Wednesday, so he's getting closer to a full workload. Barria's projected for a difficult road start in Texas next week.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Jaime Barria: Grabs second win
Barria (2-2) earned the win Wednesday, allowing a run on four hits and three walks over five innings against the White Sox. He struck out six.
Barria has now won both of his starts this season, allowing just one run on six hits over 10 innings. The 26-year-old right-hander sports a sparkling 1.59 ERA with a 1.00 WHIP and 34:11 K:BB across 34 innings this season. Barria has certainly made a case to remain in the rotation moving forward. He's currently lined up to face the Cubs at home in his next outing.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Jaime Barria: Pitches out of bullpen Saturday
Barria (1-2) took the loss against Miami on Saturday, allowing four unearned runs on one hit and two walks while striking out one batter in one inning.
Barria tossed five scoreless innings as a starter May 22, but he came on in relief in the 10th inning Saturday. The right-hander's two walks were both intentional and he threw 13 of 15 pitches for a strike overall, but a pair of Angels errors were too much for him to overcome. Per Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com, Barria's relief outing will serve as his "bullpen session" ahead of his next start, which won't be impacted. He's scheduled to take the mound Wednesday against the White Sox.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Jaime Barria: Strong in first start of season
Barria allowed two hits and struck out six without walking a batter over five scoreless innings while taking a no-decision in Monday's 2-1 win over the Red Sox.
Barria's mainly pitched as a multi-inning reliever, but he stepped up in his first start of the season. He stretched out to 64 pitches (42 strikes), but the run support wasn't there early enough to put him in line for a win. The right-hander owns a 1.61 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 27:6 K:BB through 28 innings over 11 appearances this season, and he has past experience as a starter, which was the role he filled for a majority of his first four big-league seasons. This was likely enough to keep him in the rotation, so Barria can be tentatively projected to face the White Sox on the road next week in his next start.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Jaime Barria: Starting Monday
Barria will start Monday's game against the Red Sox, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
Barria has been relatively effective as a multi-inning reliever to begin the season, posting a 1.96 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in 23 innings over 10 appearances. The right-hander hasn't pitched in a game since tossing 25 pitches against the Orioles on Wednesday, so he should be fully rested ahead of his first start since August of 2022. Chase Silseth is moving to the bullpen to serve in a high-leverage role, so it's possible Barria makes multiple starts if he performs well Monday.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Jaime Barria: Blows save, takes loss
Barria (1-1) allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks over two innings Monday against Oakland. He was charged with a blown save and a loss while striking out one.
Barria entered the ninth inning with two runners on base and eventually walked in the game-tying run. He then coughed up three runs in the 10th, including a two-run double by Ryan Noda. Barria had turned in 7.2 consecutive scoreless innings since coughing up four runs in his season debut. He's sporting a 4.05 ERA across 13.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Jaime Barria: Wants to start
Barria indicated Sunday that he wants to be a starter this season, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
Barria has bounced back and forth between a starting and relief role throughout his career, though he came out of the bullpen for all but one of his appearances last season. Perhaps not coincidentally, he put together his best big-league campaign, posting a 2.61 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 54:19 K:BB over 79.1 innings. Nonetheless, Barria has a desire to start again, and he shed 13 pounds of weight during the offseason in part to better his chances of entering the rotation. The Angels don't have a clear No. 6 starter at this point, thus Barria is certainly in the running for the role. However, the team has a variety of other options to fill the slot and intends to deploy its top starters every six days (rather than every six games), so whoever earns the role could be used more as a swing starter than as a traditional piece of the rotation, per Blum.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Jaime Barria: Avoids arbitration
Barria agreed to a one-year, $1.05 million contract with the Angels on Friday to avoid arbitration, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Barria made his big-league debut in 2018 and primarily worked as a starter when up with the Halos prior to 2022, but he established himself as a solid reliever last season with a 2.61 ERA across 79.1 innings. The 26-year-old should pitch out of the bullpen again in 2023 following his successful transition to relief.... See More ... See Less
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