The Angels optioned pitchers Dane De La Rosa and pitcher Matt Shoemaker to Triple-A Salt Lake Sunday. They also recalled pitcher Jose Alvarez and selected the contract of pitcher Yoslan Herrera. To make room on the 40-man roster for Herrera, the Angels moved pitcher Brian Moran (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list.
Angels pitcher Brian Moran will undergo Tommy John surgery, MLB.com reports. A Rule 5 pick, Moran opened the season on the disabled list due to left elbow inflammation. The surgery will keep him out for the entire 2014 season.
Angels pitcher Brian Moran is set to be re-evaluated Saturday as he continues to recover from left elbow inflammation, according to MLB.com. Moran has not pitched since the middle of March as a result of the injury, but could be cleared to throw off a mound if his examination turns up no issues.
The Angels officially placed pitchers Dane De La Rosa (forearm), Ryan Brasier (forearm), Sean Burnett (forearm) and Brian Moran (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday. All four moves were retroactive to March 21, according to the Orange County Register.
Angels pitchers Sean Burnett and Brian Moran are expected to begin the season on the disabled list, MLB.com reports. Burnett is recovering from August forearm surgery. Moran is battling elbow inflammation.