PEARL, Miss. (April 18, 2017) - The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim acquired right-handed pitcher Parker Bridwell in a trade Monday with the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations or a player to be named later. Following the trade, Bridwell was added to the Angels 40-man roster and optioned to the Mobile BayBears.
Bridwell will be the third pitcher with Major League experience to take the mound for the BayBears this season. The 25-year-old made his MLB debut with the Orioles last year on August 21 and appeared in two games for Baltimore.
In his Minor League career, spanning parts of eight seasons, Bridwell has a 31-43 record with a 4.79 ERA in 143 games, 117 starts. He pitched in two games for Triple-A Norfolk this year and was on Baltimore's 40-man roster before being designated for assignment Friday.
The Hereford, Texas, native was selected by the Orioles in the ninth round of the 2010 MLB Draft. Prior to the trade, Bridwell was ranked the No. 15 prospect in Baltimore's farm system, according to MLB Pipeline. He slots in at No. 12 in the Angels organization in the updated rankings.
The BayBears continue a five-game road series Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at Trustmark Park against the Mississippi Braves. Live coverage can be heard on the BayBears Broadcast Network, the TuneIn Radio App, and the MiLB First Pitch App, with the Countdown to First Pitch starting at 6:40 p.m.
The BayBears return home Saturday night 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.