MOBILE, Ala. (August 13, 2018) - The Los Angeles Angels announced Monday that infielders Riley Unroe and Jose Rojas have been promoted from the Mobile BayBears to Triple-A Salt Lake.Unroe, 23, hit .221 with 14 extra-base hits, 34 RBIs, six stolen bases, and 40 runs scored in 94 games. He
MOBILE, Ala. (August 13, 2018) - The Los Angeles Angels announced Monday that infielders Riley Unroe and Jose Rojas have been promoted from the Mobile BayBears to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Unroe, 23, hit .221 with 14 extra-base hits, 34 RBIs, six stolen bases, and 40 runs scored in 94 games. He was also tied for the team-lead with 43 walks. Unroe was a member of the BayBears Opening Day roster.
Unroe was acquired by the Angels on December 14, 2017 in the minor-league portion of the Rule 5 Draft. He was originally selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the second round of the 2013 MLB Draft out of Desert Ridge High School in Mesa, Ariz. Unroe played in 75 Southern League games with the Montgomery Biscuits in 2017. This is his first promotion to Triple-A.
Rojas, 25, is returning to Salt Lake after playing in four games with the Bees in June. The Anaheim, Calif., native led the BayBears with 17 home runs and 65 RBIs. Rojas led the Southern League with a .554 slugging percentage, and he was third among qualifiers with a .304 batting average.
The BayBears begin a six-game road series against the Biloxi Shuckers with a doubleheader Tuesday beginning at 5:35 p.m. CDT. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Biloxi 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 5:15 p.m.
The BayBears return home Sunday and host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 3. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. Season tickets and 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].