The Los Angeles Angels have placed 28-year old righty reliever Cory Rasmus on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained groin. Rasmus has pitched in 14 games (1 start) for the Angels so far this year and he is 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP. The Angels have called up 30-year old righty reliever Al Alburquerque to replace Rasmus on the pitching staff. He has pitched in 22 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Angels this year and he is 1-0 with 8 saves, a 2.49 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. Alburquerque has pitched in 241 games (0 starts) in his first five years in the show and he is 17-6 with 1 save, a 3.20 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. If he throws strikes, Alburquerque is going to be an asset for the Angels’ pen.