Banged-up Angels put reliever Joe Smith on DL, recall Morin
NEW YORK (AP) The banged-up Los Angeles Angels have placed reliever Joe Smith on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring, one of several roster moves as they reshuffle their depleted pitching staff.
Mike Morin was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake, and fellow right-hander Javy Guerra was designated for assignment to make room for left-hander David Huff on Tuesday.
Huff had his contract selected from Triple-A and was set to start against the New York Yankees in place of right-hander Nick Tropeano, who is sidelined with shoulder tightness. Tropeano is one of 11 Angels players on the disabled list, including six pitchers.
Smith, who is 1-3 with a 3.91 ERA and six saves in 25 appearances, was put on the DL retroactive to Sunday.
Guerra had no record and a 5.68 ERA in seven relief outings.
Morin was 1-1 with a 5.48 ERA in 25 games with the Angels earlier this season.