The Los Angeles Angels have placed left-hander Scott Kazmir and reserve outfielder Reggie Willits on the 15-day disabled list with strained right hamstrings.
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Manager Mike Scioscia says Kazmir will miss at least one turn in the rotation.
Kazmir's DL move was made retroactive to March 31, and Willits' stint is retroactive to March 30.
The Angels also optioned catcher Ryan Budde, outfielder Peter Bourjos and infielder Freddy Sandoval to Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday and purchased the contract of utility infielder Robb Quinlan.
Right-hander Anthony Ortega also was placed on the disabled list with tendinitis in his triceps.
Los Angeles will open the season with three catchers; Mike Napoli, Jeff Mathis and Bobby Wilson.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com have made the Angels a 25/1 long shot to win the 2010 World Series and 12/1 to win the AL Pennant. They’re also 2/1 to win the AL West and have an over/under of 84 for total wins.
Posted: 4/4/10 12:00PM ET