MOBILE, Ala. (April 27, 2019) - The Los Angeles Angels announced Saturday that right-handed pitcher Luis Madero will join the Mobile BayBears from Class A Advanced Inland Empire. He is scheduled to make his first Double-A start Sunday afternoon at Hank Aaron Stadium against the Mississippi Braves.
Madero, 22, was selected to the Angels 40-man roster on November 20 along with former BayBears Jose Suarez and Luis Rengifo . Madero is currently the No. 9 pitching prospect and No. 22 overall prospect in the organization, according to MLB Pipeline.
In four games, three starts, with Inland Empire to begin the season, Madero allowed just two runs over 16 innings and earned a win in his most recent outing Monday. He went 4-8 with a 3.49 ERA in a career-high 105 2/3 innings pitched last season, combined between Inland Empire and Class A Burlington. Madero was a 2018 Midwest League Mid-Season All-Star.
Madero was acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a July 31, 2017 trade for right-handed pitcher David Hernandez , who appeared in five games with the BayBears on a rehabilitation assignment in 2015. Madero did not advance past Class A Short Season as a member of the D-Backs farm system. The Maracay, Venezuela native originally signed with Arizona as an international free agent on October 1, 2013.
Madero is currently the Angels No. 8 pitching prospect and No. 21 overall prospect in the Angels farm system, according to MLB Pipeline. The BayBears roster now includes eight of the top 25 prospects in the organization, and Madero is set to become the first member of the Angels 40-man roster to play for Mobile this season.
In a corresponding move, right-handed pitcher Jason Alexander has been placed on the 7-day injured list.
The BayBears continue the five-game home series against Mississippi with a doubleheader Saturday, beginning at 5:05 p.m. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (subscription required, promo code: BAYBEARS) and heard on MobileBayBears.com, the TuneIn app, and the MiLB First Pitch app, with the Countdown to First Pitch starting at 4:45 p.m.
The BayBears host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 2. The new BayBears Pass is available, featuring a general admission ticket to every BayBears game at Hank Aaron Stadium for only $19.97 per month. Season ticket packages and partial plans are also available, featuring a 7-game plan and a 12-game option to guarantee bobbleheads and receive tickets to select fireworks nights. Individual game tickets can be purchased online at MobileBayBears.com or by calling 251-572-BEAR (2327).
About the Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears are the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels 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 175 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) 572-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at Steve@MobileBayBears.com.