Sat, May 15, 2021 at 12:45pm


The Los Angeles Angels acquired pitcher Hunter Strickland from the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

What does it give the Los Angeles Angels
The Angels are struggling in last place in the AL West so far in 2021, and their bullpen has been part of the problem. So, the hope here is that veteran Strickland can help stop the bleeding a little bit.

What does it give the Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays are masters of developing pitchers, so it is no surprise to see them move a veteran pitcher out for either a prospect or cash. This is the Tampa Bay way, for better or worse.

Fantasy impact
There is no fantasy impact here, unless Strickland winds up closing for the Angels. He is more likely to spend most of 2021 as a middle reliever in Anaheim.

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