MOBILE, Ala. (June 21, 2018) - The Los Angeles Angels announced Thursday that right-handed pitcher Griffin Canning has been promoted from the Double-A Mobile BayBears to Triple-A Salt Lake.Canning, 22, joined the BayBears on April 17 after making just two professional starts with Class A Advanced Inland Empire to begin
MOBILE, Ala. (June 21, 2018) - The Los Angeles Angels announced Thursday that right-handed pitcher Griffin Canning has been promoted from the Double-A Mobile BayBears to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Canning, 22, joined the BayBears on April 17 after making just two professional starts with Class A Advanced Inland Empire to begin the season. He only gave up 11 runs, 10 earned, on 27 hits in 45 2/3 innings pitched with Mobile over 10 starts (1.97 ERA). Canning was the starting pitcher in a pair of combined no-hitters on April 28 at Montgomery and May 14 against Birmingham.
He went 12 2/3 innings without allowing a hit, between May 9 and June 2. Canning also did not allow a run for 15 2/3 consecutive innings, from May 14 to June 7. In his most recent start on June 12, he held Jackson to just two hits in 5 2/3 scoreless frames. Canning was named the Angels Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May and a Southern League Mid-Season All-Star.
The Mission Viejo, Calif., native was selected by the Angels in the second round of the 2017 MLB Draft out of UCLA. Canning is currently the No. 3 pitching prospect and No. 7 overall prospect in the Angels organization, according to MLB Pipeline. This is the first time he has been promoted to Triple-A.
The BayBears open the second half with a six-game home series against the Tennessee Smokies beginning Thursday at 6:35 p.m. CDT. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (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 6:15 p.m.
The BayBears host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 3. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. Group and hospitality offerings for the 2018 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 Angels and play their games at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Ala. 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 González, 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 [email protected].