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Angels trade struggling Ernesto Frieri for struggling Jason Grilli
Angels trade struggling Ernesto Frieri for struggling Jason Grilli

The Angels need help for their bullpen. On Friday, they acquired a guy who was an All-Star closer last season. Whether the Angels actually got any help for their bullpen remains to be seen. The Angels swapped one demoted closer for another, sending Ernesto Frieri to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Jason Grilli. Of the 26 major league pitchers with at least 10 saves, Frieri has the highest earned-run average at 6.39, and Grilli the highest walks plus hits per inning pitched at 1.62, meaning he puts at least two men on base in most of the innings he pitches. "We are trading a struggling closer for a struggling closer with the idea that a change of scenery will help both," said...

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