The Los Angeles Angels have sent 27-year old lefty reliever Jose Alvarez to AAA. Alvarez has pitched in 40 games (0 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 1-2 with a 4.38 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP. He has given up 47 hits and 12 walks while whiffing 35 batters in his first 37 innings for the Angels this year, so he was getting hit kind of hard. He has now pitched in 106 games (0 starts) in his first three years with the Angels and he is 5-5 with a 3.78 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. Alvarez’ roster spot was needed for today’s starting pitcher, Nick Tropeano.