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ANGELS ACQUIRE LHP ANDREW HEANEY FROM DODGERS
Club sends INF Howie Kendrick to Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO, CA – The Angels today acquired LHP Andrew Heaney (pronounced HEE-nee) from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for INF Howie Kendrick. Today’s announcement was made by General Manager Jerry Dipoto. Heaney, 23, was traded by the Marlins to the Dodgers earlier today (six-player deal). The Oklahoma City, OK native was originally selected in the first round by Miami (9th overall) in the 2012 Amateur Draft.

Heaney is listed as the Marlins’ No. 1 prospect for 2015 according to Baseball Prospectus. Ranked as MLB.com's No. 1 left-handed prospect in the minors entering the 2014 season, the 6’2”, 190-pound hurler began the campaign with Double-A Jacksonville and was promoted to Triple-A New Orleans in May. Heaney combined to go 9-6 with a 3.28 ERA (137.1 IP – 50 ER) and 143 strikeouts in 24 games at the minor league level (23 starts).

He made his Major League debut on June 19, 2014 against the New York Mets (6 IP – 1 ER) and pitched in seven games (five starts) in 2014 with Miami (5.83 ERA; 29.1 IP – 19 ER). In 2013, the lefty combined to go 9-3 with 1.60 ERA (95.1 IP - 17 ER) in 19 games (18 starts) between Single-A Jupiter and Jacksonville. He was promoted to Jacksonville on July 30 and went 4-1 with a 2.94 ERA (33.2 IP – 11 ER) in six starts with the Suns.

Between Jupiter and Jacksonville, he compiled a 34-inning scoreless streak. Heaney also participated in the Arizona Fall League, going 2-1 with a 1.95 ERA (27.2 IP – 6 ER) in seven starts for Glendale. The southpaw entered 2014 as the Marlins' top prospect by Baseball America. In Heaney’s junior season at Oklahoma State in 2012, he pitched to an 8-2 record and a 1.60 ERA (118.1 IP – 21 ER) leading all NCAA pitchers with 140 strikeouts. Heaney was named Big 12 Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Year and as a first team All-American by several publications, including Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball. Heaney graduated from Putnam City High School in Warr Acres, Oklahoma.

He was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 24th round of the 2009 Draft, but did not sign, opting to enroll at Oklahoma State University. In the summer of 2011, he pitched for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod Baseball League.

Kendrick, 31, hit .293 (181/617) with 85 runs scored, 33 doubles, five triples, seven home runs and 75 RBI in 157 games for the Angels in 2014. A former 10th-round draft pick by the Halos in 2002, Kendrick has amassed a .292 (1204/4117) average with 249 doubles, 30 triples, 78 home runs and 501 RBI during his nine-year career. The second baseman leaves the club ranking in the Top 10 in several of the franchise’s all-time lists, including average (.292, 4th), doubles (249, 5th), hits (1,204, 6th), triples (30, T7th), runs (534, 9th) and games (1,081, 9th).

 

ANGELS ACQUIRE INF JOSH RUTLEDGE FROM COLORADO
Club sends RHP Jairo Diaz to the Rockies

SAN DIEGO, CA – The Angels today acquired INF Josh Rutledge from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for RHP Jairo Diaz. Today’s announcement was made by General Manager Jerry Dipoto. Rutledge, 25, has appeared in the Majors with Colorado since 2012. He batted .269 (83/309) with four home runs and 33 RBI over a career-high 105 games in 2014 with the Rockies.

Rutledge also set career-bests in at-bats (309), hits (83), triples (7) and on-base pct. (.323). He made starts at shortstop (58), second base (12) and third base (5) during the 2014 campaign and has logged a .961 fielding pct. (544 TC/21 E) during his three campaigns in the Majors. Rutledge made his MLB debut on July 13, 2012 after being called up to play shortstop while Troy Tulowitzki was on the disabled list.

The infielder finished his first MLB campaign batting .274 (76/277) with eight home runs and 37 RBI. The native of Birmingham, AL was originally selected by Colorado in the third round of the 2010 Amateur Draft. Rutledge played collegiately at the University of Alabama, leading the team in batting average as a freshman (.369) and earning All-SEC First Team honors the following season.

The 6’1’’ 190-pounder prepped at Cullman High School (AL) and helped guide the team to the Class 5A state championship during his junior and senior campaigns (won the title as a senior in 2007). Rutledge was named as the 2007 5A Player of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.

Diaz, 23, appeared at three different levels of the Angels organization this year, pitching for Single-A Inland Empire, Double-A Arkansas and the Angels. The right-hander began the season in Single-A, posting a 2-3 record with four saves and a 4.78 ERA (32 IP – 17 ER) in 29 games before his promotion to Double-A on June 24. Over his final 27 games at the minor league level, Diaz registered a 2-1 record with 11 saves and a 2.20 ERA (32.2 IP – 8 ER). The Venezuelan native was called up to the Angels on Sept. 8 and made his Major League debut that afternoon, tossing a scoreless inning in relief in Cleveland. Overall, Diaz went 0-0 with a 3.18 ERA (5.2 IP – 2 ER) in five games with the Halos.

 

 

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