Archie Bradley has been out with an elbow injury since June 26. He was injured during a benches-clearing brawl and fell on his arm, breaking his elbow. The injury has left him out of action for four weeks. He will likely be replaced in the bullpen by Chase Silseth. This is not a good sign for the Angels. He had signed a one-year contract with the team in the spring, but is now out for at least four weeks.
Archie Bradley injured his elbow in a brawl
Archie Bradley, the right-handed reliever for the Los Angeles Angels, is on the 15-day injured list after suffering a fractured elbow in a brawl on Sunday. He will be out for at least four weeks, and possibly several months. The injury occurred when he tripped and fell over the dugout railing. The Angels have recalled right-handed pitcher Chase Silseth from Double-A Rocket City.
A team spokesperson for the Angels confirmed Bradley’s injury, but did not provide details. It’s unknown whether Bradley sustained the fracture in the elbow or in another part of his body. Bradley was one of several players injured during Sunday’s brawl. Mariners catcher Luis Torrens was also injured and has been placed on the 10-day injured list.
The Angels’ manager, Phil Nevin, took exception to the incident. “There was a lot of ejections that day,” Nevin said. “It was a very aggressive fight,” Nevin said in a statement. “The Angels were obviously very upset about this incident.”
The Angels could have traded Bradley before the August 2 deadline. The Angels are at 36-40 and could have flipped him for a short-term piece to improve their roster. While it would not have gotten them a big return, other teams might have been interested in Bradley’s experience and ground-ball numbers.
Bradley will be out of action for a couple of months. The Angels expect to lose him for a few months. He began his career with the Arizona Diamondbacks and spent several seasons as a closer. He was then traded to the Philadelphia Phillies and spent last season there. He then joined the Angels in March and has pitched in 21 games this season.
He’s expected to miss at least four weeks
Angels reliever Archie Bradley has been placed on the injured list for at least four weeks with a broken right elbow. The injury occurred during the Angels-Mariners brawl Sunday night. He slipped while climbing over a dugout railing and hit his elbow. The injury is expected to keep Bradley out for at least four weeks, but he could return by the end of the regular season.
While the Angels and Mariners brawl did not seem to be related, Bradley’s elbow is likely fractured. The team did not disclose how the injury happened. Bradley is expected to miss at least four weeks, and the team is hopeful that he will be able to play again in the last month of the season.
Bradley, who will make $6 million this season, is a free agent. He has been put on the injured list with a grade one injury. It’s unclear when he will be back in action, but the Angels are likely to use Bradley as a setup man until he recovers from his injury.
The Angels manager took exception to the incident, which took place Saturday night. The Angels’ opener Andrew Wantz struck outfielder Jesse Winker in the back during the second inning. It’s unclear how long Bradley will be out of action, but it’s certainly an inconvenience for the Angels.
The Angels could have traded Bradley at some point in the season. The team currently has a 36-40 record and could have found other short-term solutions by the August 2 deadline. However, it’s unlikely that the Angels would have gotten a huge return by flipping Bradley. But Bradley’s experience and ground-ball numbers could be attractive to other teams.
He’ll likely be replaced by Chase Silseth
Chase Silseth is likely to replace Archie Bradley, who suffered a hamstring injury against the Rays on Monday. He began his major league career at double-A Rocket City, Ala. He has made five starts this season. He also opened the season at double-A, making five starts. The Angels have used a new throwing watch, which gives pitchers 14 seconds to pitch and 18 seconds to throw a pass to a baserunner.
Bradley will be out for a minimum of four weeks and will likely miss at least two months, the team announced Monday. In addition to Bradley, the Angels suspended three Mariners, including Jesse Winker, on Monday. The two got into a physical altercation after Wantz hit Winker with a pitch in the second inning. The injury caused Bradley to miss a couple of days of action. The Angels sent right-handed starter Chase Silseth from Double-A Rocket City to take Bradley’s place.
Silseth will likely start for the Angels in the first game of a doubleheader against the Mariners on Wednesday. He has struggled with the Angels this season and has a 6.59 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, and a 24/12 K/BB ratio. While he is still an option, he isn’t a good streaming option. The Angels will likely need to replace him with a better reliever in the coming weeks.
Bradley has not pitched since June 26, when he fractured his elbow during a benches-clearing brawl. The Angels’ injured relievers combined to give up eight runs on 12 hits. After Bradley tripped over the dugout railing, he fell onto his arm and was taken to the ground. Earlier this year, the Angels signed him to a one-year contract. Before the injury, he was 0-1 with a 4.82 ERA and 3.33 FIP in 18.2 innings.
He’ll replace Hector Neris in the Phillies’ bullpen
With the injury to Hector Neris, the Phillies will likely have to replace him in the bullpen. Although Neris has only pitched once in his last 10 starts, his recent performance could be a red flag. He pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Thursday, but gave up three runs, including one earned. The Phillies were up three in the ninth, and they needed a closer to get a save. If the Phillies lose Hector Neris, they will be forced to go with Luis Garcia or Brandon Workman to close out the game.
The Phillies also made some changes in the bullpen on Saturday. After Hector Neris was sent to the DL with a left knee injury, the team decided to move on to the next best option. Hector Neris was expected to be the closer, but the injury to Joaquin Benoit made him a closer candidate.
The Phillies have a bullpen by committee for the 2019 season. Although Corey Knebel is the most likely candidate to be the closer, other pitchers in the pen are likely to get save opportunities as well. Jose Alvarado and Jeurys Familia could also get a shot at closing out games. Adam Morgan could also factor in the bullpen mix if he reverts to his pre-injury form.
Jesen Therrien may also get a look down the stretch of the season. In addition, Edubray Ramos is most likely to be the Phillies’ seventh-inning option. Unlike Hector Neris, Hoby Milner is the only lefty in the bullpen, but he earned an eighth-inning hold against the left-heavy Braves lineup.
Bradley signed with the Phillies in January and struggled to build his velocity in early season. He ended June with a 4.50 ERA. Despite his lack of velocity, Bradley has pitched like the reliever the Phillies expected him to be. He doesn’t need to close games, but the Phillies need him to make key outs.
The Phillies’ bullpen is in desperate need of some help. Currently, Seranthony Dominguez is their closer. He has thrown 12 scoreless innings since mid-July and has picked up five saves. He also pitched a perfect ninth inning last night against the Braves.