ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -The Los Angeles Angels designated right-hander Hector Carrasco for assignment on Tuesday, dumping one of their most effective relievers from last season.
The team recalled right-hander Chris Resop from Triple-A Salt Lake to replace the 37-year-old Carrasco, who was 2-1 with a 6.57 ERA in 29 games for the Angels this season.
Last season, Carrasco was 7-3 with a 3.41 ERA in 56 games for Los Angeles. But manager Mike Scioscia said Carrasco did not fit into the team's long-range plans.
``In his role, there weren't a lot of innings that he would be getting,'' Scioscia said. ``In fairness to him and for us to move forward, it's good for him to get a spot (on another team) for the second half of the season.''
Resop was 1-3 with a 4.57 ERA in 27 appearances for Salt Lake.
``We need to keep establishing depth and (Resop) has been throwing the ball well down there,'' Scioscia said. ``And Hector never really found what he needed to do. His velocity and command were very fuzzy.''
Scioscia also said that outfielder Erick Aybar will have surgery this week and will miss six to eight weeks with a right hand injury. Aybar went on the 15-day disabled list on Monday.

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