Angels place LHP Downs on DL with shoulder strain
The Los Angeles Angels placed reliever Scott Downs on the 15-day
disabled list Tuesday because of a strained left shoulder.
To take Downs’ place in the bullpen, the Angels recalled
left-hander Hisanori Takahashi from Triple-A Salt Lake City, where
he had been optioned Saturday.
This season, Downs has matched his career high with nine saves.
He also leads the team with 17 holds and 38 appearances. In six
games since the All-Star break, he has allowed nine earned runs,
raising his ERA to 2.57.
Manager Mike Scioscia said he did not believe Downs’ reduced
effectiveness resulted from the injury.
”It just came up during his last outing,” Scioscia said. ”His
velocity was where it had been. He was just getting into more
In 35 appearances for the Angels this season, Takahashi is 0-2
with a 4.37 ERA.