KODAK, Tenn. (July 17, 2017) - The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim announced Monday that right-handed pitcher Adam Hofacket has been promoted from the Mobile BayBears to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Hofacket, 23, made 19 relief appearances with the BayBears after beginning the year with Class A Advanced Inland Empire. In 30 1/3 innings, he posted a 2.97 ERA and was a perfect 5-for-5 in save situations, increasing his career saves total to 22-for-25. Hofacket only walked five batters while striking out 29. In his most recent outing, he threw two scoreless innings in a six-out save in Saturday's road game against Tennessee.
The Riverside, Calif., native was selected by the Angels in the 10th round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft out of California Baptist University. Hofacket was the No. 21 prospect in the Angels organization entering the 2017 season, according to Baseball America.
In a pair of corresponding moves, the BayBears have received outfielder Troy Montgomery and right-handed pitcher Jhondaniel Medina from Inland Empire.
In 80 games combined between Inland Empire and Class A Burlington, Montgomery, 22, hit .279 with eight home runs, 35 RBI, 27 extra-base hits, and 11 stolen bases. In his first professional season last year, Montgomery had a .291 batting average with seven home runs, 30 RBI, and 13 stolen bases.
The Indianapolis native was selected by the Angels in the eighth round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of Ohio State University. He is currently the No. 17 prospect in the organization, according to MLB Pipeline.
Medina, 24, made seven relief appearances in the Southern League with Tennessee to begin the 2017 season. He held opposing hitters to a .192 average in seven innings pitched. He was released by the Chicago Cubs on May 12 and signed with the Angels as a Minor League free agent on June 21.
The Maracay, Venezuela native signed his first professional contract with the Baltimore Orioles on December 14, 2009. Medina also spent time in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, where he reached the Triple-A level in 2016 with Indianapolis.
The BayBears wrap up a five-game road series against Tennessee Monday at 6:00 p.m. CT. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Tennessee feed, subscription required, promo code: BAYBEARS) and heard on the BayBears Broadcast Network, the TuneIn Radio App, and the MiLB First Pitch App, with the Countdown to First Pitch starting at 5:40 p.m. CT.
The BayBears return home Wednesday and host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 4. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. Season tickets and group and hospitality offerings for the 2017 season can be reserved by calling (251) 479-BEAR (2327).
About the Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears are the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles of Anaheim and play their games at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. The BayBears were founded in 1997 and have won four Southern League titles in 1998, 2004, 2011, and 2012. Additionally, the 1998 and 2011 championship squads were named Minor League Team of the Year by Baseball America. More than 160 former BayBears have reached the Major League level, including All-Stars Max Scherzer, Paul Goldschmidt, Jake Peavy, Carlos Gonzalez, and Justin Upton. For more information on the Mobile BayBears and Hank Aaron Stadium, please visit MobileBayBears.com, call (251) 479-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at Steve@MobileBayBears.com.