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exactly one month after Youngest Los Angeles Angels Pitcher For one no-hitter throw in team history, rookie Reed Detmers was demoted to the minors before Wednesday’s game against the Kansas City Royals.
The 22-year-old left-hander was selected for Triple-A Salt Lake after his sixth consecutive win on Tuesday as the Royals topped the Angels 12-11 for their second win in the three-match series.
“Just a little reset for that,” manager Phil Nevin said of the move, via Orange County Register, “There’s greatness. I’ve said that before. There have been so many people who have had to go back down and reset themselves.”
She continued: “He didn’t really have that many big league or minor league innings. It’s very rare that you see that guy coming out of college, and he has achievements.”
At the start of his 11th career, Detmers became the smallest pitcher To pitch a no-hitter in Angels history. It was against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 10.
Since then, he is 0-2 with 5.67 ERA in his six matches. He has allowed eight homers and made 13 walks in those 27 combined innings, his performance dipping alongside the Angels’ long team-wide slump.
“He’s a first-round pick and he got here early, but he’ll take a deep breath, do some good work, to get to where he’s going to be,” Nevin said. “He’s going to be back here. He’s going to start something off this year. I assure you he will. He’ll get better.”
Los Angeles is 21 out of 27 lost title in their series finale against the Royals but closed it with a 5–0 win.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.