The Los Angeles Angels received a scare on Wednesday night when their charter flight was diverted to Los Angeles International Airport for an emergency landing, the Associated Press reported.
There were at least 60 people aboard the flight, which was returning from Kansas City, where the Angels wrapped up a 6-game road trip with a 2-0 loss to the Royals.
The Angels usually travel through John Wayne airport in Orange County, but were redirected to LAX after the pilot reported the plane having possible hydraulic problems. Fire engines were lined up along the runway, according to the Los Angeles Times, but were not needed as the plane landed without incident.
At 8:57 p.m. L.A. time, Angels broadcaster Victor Rojas tweeted the news:
“Nothing like an emergency landing at LAX to scare the crap out of us…good to be home.”
And at 9:03 p.m. Rojas provided more details:
“Believe it had something to do w hydraulic system & the possibility of having issues coming to a stop…safe landing. Great job by crew.”
Luckily everyone was safe, and were returned to Anaheim via bus, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo!
Free agent right-hander Yovani Gallardo is headed back to the Brewers on a major league deal, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports. No other terms have been reported yet, as the agreement is still pending a physical.
Gallardo, 31, completed a one-year run with the Mariners before getting his $13 million option declined by the team last month. He provided little value during his time in Seattle, pitching to a 5-10 record in 22 starts and putting up a 5.72 ERA, 4.1 BB/9 and 6.5 SO/9 in 130 2/3 innings as both a starter and reliever.
Still, assuming the veteran righty is on the cusp of a comeback, he may as well try for it with his original club. Gallardo last appeared for the Brewers from 2007 to 2014, racking up a cumulative 20.8 fWAR and peaking during the 2010 season, when he earned his first All-Star nomination and Silver Slugger award. This will be his ninth career season with the club.
Even with Gallardo aboard, the Brewers are expected to continue deepening their pitching stores for 2018. With team ace Jimmy Nelson still recovering from shoulder surgery, the club will enter the season with a projected rotation of Gallardo, Zach Davies, Chase Anderson and Junior Guerra, the latter of whom pitched just 70 1/3 innings in 2017 following a right calf strain and shin contusion. Another big name pitcher could help cement Milwaukee’s rotation and keep them competitive for another year, though they don’t appear to have made any concrete moves in that direction so far.