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Angels recall reliever Kohn; infielder Romine sent down; rain delay in Florida

June 20, 2011 |  5:17 pm

Angels Alberto Callaspo, limited to a pinch-hitting role for the last week because of a left hamstring pull, ran at full strength in Sun Life Stadium on Monday afternoon, and Manager Mike Scioscia said the third baseman will probably return to the lineup Tuesday night.

That allowed the Angels to make a roster move to push their pitching staff from 11 to 12. Reliever Michael Kohn was recalled from triple-A Salt Lake, and infielder Andrew Romine was sent back to Salt Lake.

Kohn appeared in five games and had a 4.91 earned-run average with the Angels before being optioned to Salt Lake on April 10. He made 28 appearances with Salt Lake, going 1-1 with a 2.67 ERA and seven saves. His 42 strikeouts were tops among Salt Lake relievers, and he did not allow a run in his last 11 appearances covering 11 1/3 innings.

As of 8 p.m. EDT, Monday night's game against the Marlins was still delayed by rain, but the grounds crew had just begun taking the tarp off the field. It marked the eighth rain delay of the season for the Angels, who are scheduled to start Jered Weaver against a Florida team that will be playing its first game under 80-year-old Jack McKeon, who was named interim manager Monday.

The Angels lineup: 3B Maicer Izturis, SS Erick Aybar, RF Torii Hunter, LF Bobby Abreu, CF Vernon Wells, 2B Howie Kendrick, 1B Mark Trumbo, C Jeff Mathis, P Jered Weaver.

The Marlins lineup: SS Emilio Bonifacio, LF Logan Morrison, 1B Gaby Sanchez, RF Greg Dobbs, 3B Jose Lopez, 2B Omar Infante, C John Buck, CF Dewayne Wise, P Anibal Sanchez.


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Photo: Los Angeles Angels pitcher Michael Kohn. Credit: Jake Roth / US Presswire