ANAHEIM, Calif. — New team, same old result for Hansel Robles.
Robles, designated for assignment Friday by the Mets, made his debut with Angels on Sunday. It did not go as planned.
With the Blue Jays and Angels tied 6-6 in the top of the 10th inning, Robles was facing pinch-hitter Kendrys Morales, who recently ditched his eye glasses.
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Blue Jays manager John Gibbons thinks there’s something to Morales not using the glasses he tried.
“He’s always been a good hitter. He’s always been a dangerous hitter,” Gibbons said. “I was telling somebody the other day, he got rid of his glasses. The glasses were screwing him up.”
Robles pitched to a 4.07 ERA in parts of four seasons with the Mets and saw that number balloon to 5.03 in 16 appearances this season, which included allowing seven home runs, before he was designated. The Angels claimed him off waivers Saturday.