The Angels have designated 29-year old righty starting pitcher Billy Buckner for assignment. Buckner started 1 game for the Angels this year and he was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. He has also pitched in 8 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the Angels this year and he was 4-2 with a 4.56 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP. Buckner has now pitched in 37 games (22 starts) in his first five years in the majors and he is 7-11 with a 6.03 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP. The Angels are trying to sneak Buckner through waivers, as they likely want to keep him in AAA.
UPDATE: (5/31/2013) – Billy Buckner cleared waivers and he has been outrighted to AAA-ball by the Angels.