JACKSON, Tenn. (August 5, 2019) - The Los Angeles Angels announced Monday that they have selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Patrick Sandoval , a former member of the Mobile BayBears, from Triple-A Salt Lake. Sandoval is expected to make his Major League debut Monday night at Great American Ball Park against the Cincinnati Reds.
Sandoval, 22, made nine appearances, eight starts, for the BayBears over the past two seasons and went 1-3 with a 2.50 ERA. At the time of his promotion to Salt Lake on May 4, Sandoval was among Southern League leaders with 32 strikeouts in 20 innings pitched, an average of 14.4 per nine innings. He fanned a career-high 11 batters in five scoreless frames April 14 at Mississippi.
In 79 professional games, 64 starts, Sandoval has posted a 20-18 record with a 4.01 ERA, 123 walks, and 383 strikeouts in 330 1/3 innings pitched. He made a start for the Angels in a March 26 exhibition game at Dodger Stadium to wrap up the Spring Training schedule.
The Mission Viejo, California native was acquired by the Angels last year on July 26 in a trade with the Houston Astros for catcher Martin Maldonado . Sandoval is currently the No. 11 overall prospect and No. 2 pitching prospect in the Angels organization, according to MLB Pipeline.
Sandoval tossed 14 2/3 scoreless innings with Class A Advanced Inland Empire and allowed just three runs in 19 2/3 innings with Mobile to finish the 2018 season. He struck out a career-high 145 batters and issued just 29 walks in 122 1/3 innings. Sandoval did not allow a run for 33 innings from June 9 to July 16, and then he pitched 21 1/3 consecutive scoreless frames from July 22 to August 23.
Sandoval is set to become the 19th player to make his Major League debut for the Angels after spending time with the BayBears. He will be the 15th player from the 2018 BayBears team to appear in a Major League game and the second from this year's squad. Former BayBears infielders Luis Rengifo and Matt Thaiss , pitchers Griffin Canning , Jose Rodriguez , and Jose Suarez, and two-way player Jared Walsh have all made their Major League debuts for the Angels this year.
The BayBears wrap up a five-game road series against the Jackson Generals Monday at 6:05 p.m. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Jackson feed, 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 5:45 p.m.
The BayBears return home Wednesday and 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. Partial plans are also available, featuring a 7-game plan and a 12-game option to 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.