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Angels put Garrett Richards on DL; Joel Pineiro to get start

August 16, 2011 |  3:31 pm

Angelslogo The Angels made a series of roster moves Tuesday, placing rookie right-hander Garrett Richards on the 15-day disabled list with a right abductor strain and optioning infielder Andrew Romine to Triple A Salt Lake. Pitchers Trevor Bell and Horacio Ramirez were recalled from Salt Lake to take their places.

Richards threw just 19 pitches against Texas In his second big-league start Monday before leaving with his injury. That forced the Angels to go deep into their bullpen, so Bell and Ramirez were called up to give the Angels some fresh arms in relief.

The Angels also announced right-hander Joel Pineiro, banished to the bullpen, will return to the rotation in Richards' spot Saturday against Baltimore. Pineiro (5-6, 5.34) hasn't won since July 9, going 0-3 with an 11.39 ERA since the All-Star break.
-- Kevin Baxter