RP - LAA - MiLB
Angels reliever Ty Buttrey has been placed on the restricted list and didn't report to the team's alternate site after his recent demotion from the big league squad. Buttrey has "chosen to walk away from the game right now," according to Angels manager Joe Maddon.
Buttrey has appeared in high-leverage situations for the Angels for the past three seasons but was a surprise demotion at the end of spring training. He did not pitch particularly well in 2020, with a 5.81 ERA and 18 strikeouts over 26 1/3 innings, but he did save 11 games for the Halos from 2018-2020. For now, it appears he has opted to walk away from baseball rather than work out at the team's alternate site ahead of the minor league season. He just turned 28 years old at the end of March.
The Angels optioned RHP Ty Buttrey to minor league camp.
The 27-year-old had a modest spring after struggling in 2020. He'll likely be back up with the Angels at some point this season.
Angels reliever Ty Buttrey yielded two earned runs on three hits in just 2/3 of an inning during Sunday's loss to the Rangers. Buttrey served up solo home runs to Rougned Odor and Derek Dietrich and did not record a strikeout.
Buttrey is no longer in the saves conversation for the Angels and now is the owner of a 6.04 ERA with only 17 K's in 25.1 innings this season. He can safely be ignored in all fantasy leagues.
One night after suffering a blown save at Coors Field, Angels reliever Ty Buttrey bounced back with a scoreless inning tonight and picked up his second win of the season (2-3).
Buttrey continues to pitch in high-leverage situations for the Halos - albeit ineffectively (5.79 ERA) - and could be first in line for the next save opportunity in this unsettled bullpen.
Angels reliever Ty Buttrey was called on for a save opportunity on Friday night with the Angels leading 4-3 entering the bottom of the ninth inning. After inducing a fly-out to Matt Kemp, Buttrey served up a game-tying solo home run to Ryan McMahon. Buttrey then gave up a double and an intentional walk before being removed from the game. The Angels would lose three batters later on a walk-off grand slam by Charlie Blackmon.
Buttrey suffered his fourth blown save of the season, falling to 1-3, and watching his ERA climb to 6.04 in the process after being charged with three earned runs on Friday night. Buttrey has now given up 3 ER in three of his past six appearances and can not be relied upon by the Angels or fantasy owners at this juncture.