The Angels franchise is not holding back in making surprising moves. Adding another twist to their post-trade deadline roster changes, Dominic Leone, recently acquired from the Mets, now finds himself once again seeking a new team. The Halos, known as the LA Angels, took action on Tuesday, placing Leone on waivers.
Leone’s placement on waivers marks the sixth instance of such a move by the Angels in just the last 24 hours. What’s more, he becomes the fourth player who joined the team through trade deadline transactions to be put on waivers. Leone’s time with the Halos, spanning 10 appearances, has been marked by challenges. During this period, he conceded a total of seven runs across 12 innings, translating to an earned run average (ERA) of 5.25.
One notable struggle for Leone was maintaining accuracy in his pitches within the strike zone. This hurdle was evident as he allowed nine batters to walk during his time with the Angels. Leone’s journey through the major leagues has seen him wear the jerseys of eight different teams over his decade-long career.
As the postseason draws near, several teams in need of strengthening their bullpen could view Leone as a potential asset to help navigate through the final critical month of the season. Despite his extensive tenure in the league, Leone has had limited exposure to postseason play. His track record consists of only two playoff games in 2021, where he faced challenges, reflected in his high ERA of 16.20 across 1.2 innings.
Leone’s previous postseason experience with the Giants was marked by conceding three runs, four hits, and two walks during his sole appearance. Eager for redemption, he now awaits a fresh opportunity with a new team, aiming to deliver a stronger performance come October. The uncertainties surrounding his future in the league have fans and experts alike pondering which franchise Leone will call home next.