The Los Angeles Angels have called up 27-year old righty reliever Deolis Guerra. Guerra pitched in 3 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Angels this year and he was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP there. He gave up 3 hits and 2 walks while whiffing 7 batters in his first five innings in the minors this year. Guerra pitched in 10 games (0 starts) for the Pirates in his first taste of the majors last year and he was 2-0 with a 6.48 ERA and a 1.74 WHIP. To make room on the 40-man roster for Guerra, the Angels have designated 29-year old righty reliever Al Alburquerque for assignment. Alburquerque pitched in 15 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Angels this year and he was 1-0 with 6 saves, a 2.40 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP. He has pitched in 241 games (0 starts) in his first five years in the majors and he is 17-6 with 1 save, a 3.20 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. Alburquerque shouldn’t have any issues finding a new team with the arm he has.
UPDATE: (5/24/2016) – The Angels have outrighted Al Alburquerque to AAA.