Angels deal for D-backs' ex-big leaguer Enright

Angels deal for D-backs' ex-big leaguer Enright

Angels deal for D-backs' ex-big leaguer Enright
ANAHEIM -- The Angels took a step toward addressing their thin organizational starting pitching depth on Monday night, acquiring Minor League right-hander Barry Enright from the D-backs in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.

Enright, who will start for Triple-A Salt Lake and will not initially be on the Angels' 40-man roster, has spent the 2012 season with the Triple-A Reno Aces of the Pacific Coast League, going 8-6 with a 5.87 ERA in 21 starts.

Enright, 26, made 17 starts in the big leagues in 2010 (posting a 3.91 ERA) and seven starts in 2011 (7.41 ERA).

Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto, who knows Enright from his time with the Arizona, said he "can command four pitches" and described him as a "good teammate and quality makeup guy who does the little things well," such as fielding his position, holding runners, etc.

Selected by the D-backs in the second round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft, Enright went to Pepperdine, tallying 35 wins in three seasons.

"I'll miss my teammates and the D-backs family," Enright wrote in a text message to MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez. "They have been great to me through ups and downs. Ready and excited for a fresh start. Go Angels!"