After an almost two-week stay in the minor leagues, Panamanian Jaime Barría was recalled by Los Angeles Angels, this time to face the Chicago White Sox at the beginning of the series between both teams in the Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
Barría was sent to the Inland Empire 66ers, a strong Class A branch of the Angels, with the goal of keeping him active during the All-Star break, which has helped him to improve for this new opportunity in the majors.
Also, the movement sought to change his mentality, since after the beginning of the campaign in which he added five victories and just one setback, the Panamanian had five consecutive defeats.
Despite that, and his balance of five wins and six losses, Barria maintains a 3.55 ERA in his first full-time season as a major league baseball player and a WHIP (number of tickets and hits allowed for every 9 innings pitched) of 1.21, pretty solid figures for a Major League pitcher.
Despite the doubts shown in his last outings, the Angels' management considers he still meets the conditions to slot into the rotation of the big team.