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Angels activate Andrew Romine from Salt Lake, send down Kevin Jepsen; Callaspo (hamstring) day-to-day

June 12, 2011 | 12:33 pm

Andrew-romine_350 Angels third baseman Alberto Callaspo is listed as day-to-day after pulling his left hamstring in Saturday's 7-5 defeat of Kansas City, but he will not be placed on the disabled list just yet, the team announced Sunday. Instead, he will be evaluated over the next few days. 

Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said there was no "pop" in Callaspo's hamstring, which is good, and that he's expected to be evaluated by team physician Lewis Yocum on Sunday. 

"It looks like it might be managable," Scioscia said. "We're going to let it set up for the next three to four days and then we'll make a determination of which way we think it's going. If he's not going to be playing in 10, 12 days, obviously we'll lean towards the disabled list, but right now we don't know."

To compensate for his absence, the team called up infielder Andrew Romine from triple-A Salt Lake and sent down reliever Kevin Jepsen.

In 54 games with Salt Lake this season, the 26-year-old Romine is batting .268 (53 for 198) with two home runs and 16 runs batted in. His biggest asset will be defense. 

"He gives us coverage at second, short and third," Scioscia said of Romine. "He got off to a slow start at Salt Lake, a really slow start, but this last month, talking to (Salt Lake Bees Manager) Keith Johnson, he just says he's been playing great baseball. This guy is a difference-maker at shortstop. He's a terrific defender at short and has been playing second well also." 

Here's your Angels (31-35) lineup against Kansas City (28-37) for Sunday afternoon's game at Angel Stadium: 

Izturis - 3B
Hunter - RF
Abreu - DH
Wells - LF
Kendrick - 2B
Aybar - SS
Trumbo - 1B
Conger - C
Bourjos - CF 

-- Baxter Holmes

Photo: Angels shortstop Andrew Romine takes a late throw as Arizona's George Parra steals second base during an exhibition game this spring. Credit: Benjie Sanders / Associated Press