The Angels are putting the finishing touches on a trade with the Marlins that will send lefty Dillon Peters to Los Angeles, per Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register (via Twitter). Righty Tyler Stevens is set to move to Miami in return.
If completed, the swap would send Peters onto the Halos’ 40-man roster. He has been designated for assignment. Though the 26-year-old has not found any success in his two attempts at the majors, he has to this point only worked as a starter. Fletcher suggests Peters oversaw a velo boost in 2018, so perhaps he’ll be given a shot to transition into a relief role.
As for the 22-year-old Stephens, he reached the Triple-A level in his second season as a pro after opening the year with excellent numbers at High-A and Double-A. But the right-handed reliever was drubbed at the highest level of the minors, surrendering 34 earned runs on 58 hits in just 28 frames — though he did still maintain a respectable combination of 11.6 K/9 and 4.5 BB/9.