Friday night, he earned his first career save by pitching four shutout innings against the A's, the club that only briefly saw fit to advance him to Triple-A.
With the A's, he reached high Single-A ball by 1997, but he didn't reach Double-A until '99 and Triple-A in 2002.
But the addition that could have the biggest impact on the American League West race arrived this weekend, when right-hander Rich Harden joined the A's from Triple-A Sacramento.
A move up to Triple-A resulted in a 9-4 record and 91 strikeouts in 88 innings, and he also impressed against big-league hitters in spring training.
Andrew Lorraine knows there is a fine line between Triple-A and the big-leagues.
In 16 appearances, 13 starts, the 30-year-old left-hander is one of Triple-A Las Vegas' aces.
71 ERA and five saves last season at Huntsville and was promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis, where he pitched in just two games before being sent to High Desert to finish the season.
It is Single-A, and the real the challenge is when I get up to Double-A, and maybe even Triple-A.
Louis Cardinals' top prospect, was promoted to Triple-A
The former Angels draft pick improved to 2-0 at Triple-A
Likely call-ups: The Angels are expected to call up three more players from Triple-A
Salt Lake early next week, when the Stingers' Pacific Coast League championship series is over.