The Angels announced Monday that they were making the following moves: Chris Rodriguez would be sent to AA ball and join the Rocket City Trash Pandas, Jaime Barría would be returned to AAA and be a Salt Lake Bee, and José Quintana is now healthy again and rejoins the pitching corps.
A few things stand out. First, it remains to be seen whether Quintana will remain a starter. The Angels 6-man rotation consisting of Ohtani-Canning-Heaney-Cobb-Bundy-Sandoval seems to be working for the time being, and I would prefer Bundy to get starts over Quintana. Additionally, one wonders if Rodriguez is being stretched out as a starter. He has struggled his past few outings, and perhaps having a more defined role would make sense for him, an opinion others on the site have articulated.
The Angels now seemingly have one open roster spot.