The Angels have placed closer Brian Fuentes on the 15-day disabled list with a strained back. He pitched in 1 game for the Angels this season and he worked a scoreless inning getting a save. Fernando Rodney will replace Fuentes as the closer for the Angels while he is out of action. Rodney has pitched in 4 games for the Angels this season and he is 1-0 with 1 save, a 9.00 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. I think Rodney will do a good job in his new role until Fuentes is ready to return. 25-year old righty reliever Fernando Rodriguez has been called up from AAA to replace Fuentes in the bullpen. He pitched in 3 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball so far this season and he is 0-0 with a 20.25 ERA and a 4.13 WHIP. He gave up 8 hits and walked 4 batters in only 2 2/3 innings in AAA this year. Don’t expect miracles out of Rodriguez.