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Mike Scioscia won't hesitate to play call-ups

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The Angels' roster increased by four Thursday when the team reached down to triple-A Salt Lake to call up  left-hander Horacio Ramirez, first baseman Efren Navarro, infielder Andrew Romine and outfielder Jeremy Moore for the finale of a four-game series with the Seattle Mariners.

And Manager Mike Scioscia says he won't hesitate to use any of the four in the pennant race if the situation is right.

"There's going to be roles for everybody that comes up," he said. "They all are going to have opportunities to hopefully make our team deeper moving forward."

Navarro is an exceptional defender, Scioscia said, while Romine gives the Angels added versatility in the infield and Moore "is a guy that's just a raw talent that's slowly putting his game together."

Ramirez pitched out of the Angels' bullpen in two stints earlier this season.

"We're seeing if they're going to help us moving forward," Scioscia said. "There's some things they're going to bring. These guys are going to help us become deeper."

The lineups:

Angels

SS -- Maicer Izturis

CF -- Peter Bourjos

2B -- Howie Kendrick

DH -- Torii Hunter

1B -- Mark Trumbo

LF -- Vernon Wells

3B -- Alberto Callaspo

RF-- MikeTrout

C -- Bobby Wilson

P -- Ervin Santana

Seattle Mariners

RF -- Ichiro Suzuki

CF -- Franklin Gutierrez

2B -- Dustin Ackley

1B -- Mike Carp

C -- Miguel Olivo

3B -- Kyle Seager

LF -- Casper Wells

SS -- Brendan Ryan

DH -- Trayvon Robinson

P -- Charlie Furbush

RELATED:

Angels hope there's relief in sight after loss to Mariners

Angels' Peter Boujos has sights on winter ball

-- Kevin Baxter, reporting from Seattle

Photo: Angels Manager Mike Scioscia. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

 
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