|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||9/12/1993|
|Height, Weight||6'2", 185 lbs|
|College||Lane (OR) CC|
|Drafted||2013 - Rd 3|
Middleton (elbow) is scheduled for another minor-league rehab appearance Wednesday, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Middleton hasn't pitched in the majors since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May of last year, but he's inching closer to a return. He's made four rehab appearances over the past two weeks, posting a 6:2 K:BB across 3.2 hitless innings, and could be cleared to rejoin the Angels after one or two more successful outings.
Middleton (elbow) may only require one or two more rehab appearances before being activated, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
The 25-year-old's pitches hit the mid-90s in a rehab appearance Friday, and it appears as though Middleton could be close to a return from his injury. The right-hander has not seen major-league action since undergoing Tommy John surgery last May.
Middleton pitched one inning for Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday, retiring all three batters with one strikeout.
After Middleton pitched a perfect frame with High-A Inland Empire on Tuesday, he took another step toward returning to the majors with a 1-2-3 seventh inning in his first Triple-A appearance Friday. He was clocked at 92-93 mph on the radar gun. Middleton has not pitched in the big leagues since damaging his UCL and undergoing Tommy John surgery in May 2018, but his return seems close.
Middleton (elbow) will resume his rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.
Middleton fired a scoreless inning with High-A Inland Empire on Tuesday, so he'll move up to Triple-A following his most recent outing. He's still on the road to recovery from Tommy John surgery.
Middleton (elbow) pitched one perfect inning in a rehab appearance with High-A Inland Empire on Tuesday, tossing 13 pitches and picking up two strikeouts.
Middleton gave up a pair of walks in his previous outing but had no control issues Tuesday, firing nine of 13 pitches for strikes. He touched 96 mph on his fastball as he attempts to make his way back to the big leagues after undergoing Tommy John surgery last May.