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.

Recent MLB Discussions


Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Kershaw tries to keep visitors' run going The Cubs seized a 3-2 edge in the NLCS by winning Games 4 and 5 in Los Angeles. Will Clayton Kershaw be able to save the Dodgers’...
Thumbnail North Siders' bats rise as NCLS progresses Anthony Rizzo is still batting well below .200 in the playoffs. Yet the Chicago first baseman seems to be heating up at precisely...
Thumbnail Hosts ask Urias to give them 3-1 NLCS edge Tonight, Julio Urias will make history in Game 4 of the NLCS. The Dodgers simply hope that it’s for all the right reasons.
Thumbnail Francona needs relief corps to thrive again The Blue Jays suddenly have life in the NLCS. Now, though, can they truly put fear in the Indians and send the festivities back to northern...
Thumbnail Arrieta tries to lift visitors at Chavez Ravine After getting punched in the mouth in Game 1 of the NLCS, the Dodgers struck back on Sunday night. Can they keep running with the Cubs as the action...
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages