The Los Angeles Angels got some lousy news last 7 days when back-up catcher Rene Rivera had to bear knee medical procedures to fix a torn meniscus in his appropriate knee. But in no way fear Jose Briceno is below.
These words were most likely not very comforting to most Los Angeles Angels supporters as most have in no way even heard of Briceno. Jose Briceno has been in the minor leagues his complete career considering the fact that currently being drafted by the Colorado Rockies in 2010. Briceno went to the Braves group in 2015 and in the off-time Atlanta traded Briceno along with Andrelton Simmons for Erick Aybar and Sean Newcomb.
Briceno has been in the Angels group considering the fact that then and has worked his way up to Triple-A and lastly received the simply call-up when Rivera went down. In Briceno’s very first recreation the back-up catcher went two for 3 with a two-operate homer and 3 operates batted in and he did it at Yankee Stadium.
Pretty a important league debut for Briceno. With Rivera on the disabled list most likely right until the close to the all-star break, Briceno has a opportunity to display what he can do for awhile. If he does nicely Briceno could use this expertise to get a career as a back-up catcher with yet another group or even the Angels based on what they decide to do with Rivera at the conclude of the time.
In the minors Briceno has a career .239 batting normal with 47 homers and 244 operates batted in 556 minor league video games. The Angels are just hoping Briceno can engage in nicely plenty of to give Martin Maldonado a working day off each now and all over again when he demands it.
Make no error Martin Maldonado does not have everything to fear about with Briceno taking his career as the key catcher, but it will be a great luxurious to have anyone the Angels can depend on to spell Maldonado when he demands a working day off.
Excellent luck Jose Briceno and welcome to the major leagues!