Luetge was designated for assignment on Wednesday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports. Luetge did not appear in any game action after being called up to the majors Sunday. This action simultaneously created space for infielder Kaleb Cowart to be placed on the 25-man roster.
Luetge was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports. Luetge has pitched in 15 games this season for Salt Lake, compiling a 2.33 ERA, 17 strikeouts, and a save. The 29-year-old will take the roster spot previously held by Tim Lincecum, who has been optioned to Salt Lake to begin a rehab assignment.
Luetge pitched nine innings and had an ERA of 5.00 along with 1.56 WHIP during the spring. The 29-year old pitcher grabbed one save out of his two save opportunities throughout spring training. He struck out five hitters while surrounding four walks through nine innings pitched.
Luetge signed a minor league deal with the Angels on Wednesday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. The left-hander made just one appearance with the Mariners in 2015, but he did record 70-plus innings with the club through 2012-2013. It's unclear if the contract included an invitation to spring training.
The Mariners removed pitcher Lucas Luetge from the 40-man roster and sent him down to Triple-A, reports the Seattle Times. Luetge did not allow a run over 2 1/3 innings this season.
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