|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||7/18/1996|
|Height, Weight||6'1", 210 lbs|
|From||Panama City, PAN|
Barria is listed as the Angels' starting pitcher for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers.
The Angels could always alter their pitching plans depending on how Tuesday's series opener shakes out, but Barria nonetheless looks poised to stick in the rotation for another turn, despite a rocky outing in Seattle over the weekend. Barria surrendered a career-high 10 runs on nine hits and four walks over 3.2 innings, negating most of the good work he had done in his prior three appearances with the big club. If Barria fails to put the clamps on the Dodgers this week, he could be bound for Triple-A Salt Lake.
Barria (3-3) was charged with the loss against the Mariners on Friday after surrendering 10 runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out four over 3.2 innings.
He replaced opener Taylor Cole in the third inning with the score tied 0-0. Barria's nemesis proved to be hard-hitting Daniel Vogelbach, who slugged a pair of three-run homers off the right-hander in back-to-back plate appearances. Barria, who was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake ahead of Friday's game, has made eight appearances (three starts) this season for the Angels, putting together a 7.36 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 34:11 K:BB. He's scheduled to make his next start against the Orioles on Thursday.
Barria will be recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake to start Friday against the Mariners, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Barria has made seven appearances (three starts) this season for the Angels, accruing a 5.22 ERA and 1.40 WHIP with a 30:4 K:BB over 29.1 innings. Los Angeles has yet to determine if he'll start the contest or work as a bulk reliever in the series opener.
Barria was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday.
Barria had his best outing of the season Wednesday, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out eight over five innings in a win over the Rangers in Arlington. However, he would not have been available to pitch again before the break, so it only makes sense for the Angels to swap him out for a fresh bullpen arm. Chances are, Barria will get another chance with the big-league team shortly after play resumes.
Barria (3-2) picked up the win Wednesday, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks over five innings while striking out eight in a 6-2 victory over the Rangers.
The win was Barria's first in the big leagues since late April, but the 22-year-old has actually pitched well in his three outings for the Angels over the last month, giving up just four runs in 15 innings (2.40 ERA) with a 20:4 K:BB. He'll likely remain in the rotation coming out of the All-Star break.