The Angels have released 30-year old righty reliever Brian Stokes. Stokes pitched in 16 games (0 starts) for the Angels this year and he was 0-0 with a 8.10 ERA and a 2.52 WHIP. He has given up 26 hits (4 of which were homers) in only 16 2/3 innings this year as he was hit hard. Stokes did whiff 16 batters but he also walked 16 batters which is just not acceptable at the major league level. The Angels were smart to pull the plug on Stokes.