Tim Kiely didn’t earn a spot on the California League mid-season all-star team, but he certainly earned the respect of his organization, the Angels.
After the Quakes lost on Saturday to the Bakersfield Blaze 4-3, Kiely learned he was promoted to Double-A Arkansas. Kiely was 5-5 with a 4.44 ERA in 12 starts for the Quakes this season.
In his place, the Quakes will get 6-foot-4, 260-pound right-hander Jeremy Thorne from low Single-A Cedar Rapids. Thorne was 3-3 with three saves and a 2.39 ERA in 19 appearances this season for Cedar Rapids. He made only two starts at Cedar Rapids, but he will take Kiely’s spot in the rotation, Monday at first-place and notoriously pitcher-unfriendly High Desert. Welcome to the Cal League and good luck.