MOBILE, Ala. (April 26, 2019) - The Los Angeles Angels announced Friday that they plan to recall former Mobile BayBears right-handed pitcher Griffin Canning from Triple-A Salt Lake. Canning is scheduled to make his Major League debut in a start Tuesday night at Angel Stadium against the Toronto Blue Jays.Canning,
MOBILE, Ala. (April 26, 2019) - The Los Angeles Angels announced Friday that they plan to recall former Mobile BayBears right-handed pitcher Griffin Canning from Triple-A Salt Lake. Canning is scheduled to make his Major League debut in a start Tuesday night at Angel Stadium against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Canning, 22, made 10 starts with the BayBears last year, his first professional season, and was the starting pitcher in a pair of combined no-hitters on April 28 and May 14. He posted a 1.97 ERA, allowed just 10 earned runs in 45 2/3 innings, and struck out 49 batters. Canning was named the Angels Minor League Pitcher of the Month last May, a Southern League Mid-Season All-Star, and an MiLB.com Angels Organization All-Star.
The Mission Viejo, California native was selected by the Angels in the second round of the 2017 MLB Draft out of UCLA. Canning is currently the No. 1 pitching prospect and No. 2 overall prospect in the Angels organization, according to MLB Pipeline.
In three starts with Salt Lake to begin this season, Canning only gave up two runs, one earned, in 16 innings pitched. He issued just two walks and struck out 17 batters.
Canning is set to become the 14th player to make his Major League debut for the Angels after spending time with the BayBears over the past two seasons. He will be the 10th player from the 2018 BayBears team to appear in a Major League game. Former BayBears infielder Luis Rengifo made his MLB debut Thursday, going 1-for-4 with a run scored.
The BayBears continue a five-game home series against the Mississippi Braves 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 González, 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 [email protected].