The Angels announced they’ve selected reliever Jimmy Herget to the big league roster. Infielder Kean Wong was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake to create an active roster spot. Los Angeles already had a vacancy on the 40-man roster, so no additional corresponding move was necessary.
Herget just joined the Angels on a minor league deal a couple weeks ago. The low-slot righty has made four appearances with Triple-A Salt Lake, coughing up seven runs in 4 2/3 innings. Nevertheless, the Angels’ front office has been sufficiently impressed with Herget’s form to add him to the middle innings mix.
It’ll be Herget’s second big league stint this season. The 27-year-old logged four innings with the Rangers before being designated for assignment in mid-August. Upon clearing waivers, he elected free agency and latched on with L.A. not long after. While Herget hasn’t yet found success in the Angels’ system, he was quite good with the Rangers’ top affiliate earlier in the year. Through 37 2/3 frames with Round Rock, Herget posted a 2.63 ERA with a strong 30.6% strikeout rate and a solid 7.6% walk percentage.