Ernesto Frieri News Archive
Frieri allowed a walk-off homer Tuesday and has surrendering six earned runs on nine hits in three innings since coming over to Pittsburgh in early July.
Frieri had a rough outing Thursday, surrendering five runs and five hits while recording just one out.
Frieri has been traded to the Pirates for Jason Grilli.
Frieri will be officially replaced by Joe Smith as the Angels' closer for the time being, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Kevin Jepsen was used in a save situation Saturday against the Rangers, perhaps indicating that Frieri has once again lost his hold on the position.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said his closer situation has not changed, despite the fact that Cam Bedrosian was used over Ernesto Frieri in a 10th-inning save situation during Thursday's game, the Angels' official website reports.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that he wasn't planning on reassessing the Angels' closer situation despite Saturday's meltdown against the Braves, where Frieri gave up four runs on five hits without retiring a batter, the Orange County Register reports. "I don't think we're reassessing anything," Scioscia said. "There are going to be times when Joe (Smith) is going to be in back end, times when Ernie is going to be there. We're a better team when Ernie brings that presence, but we have to get outs, and if we have to mix and match, we'll do that."