Mahle was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake following Wednesday's game against the Yankees, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Mahle stuck around despite struggling a lot in his relief appearances but his outing Wednesday appears to have been the final nail in the coffin. The 23-year-old southpaw will now head back to minors for some more seasoning but still has plenty of time to work his way back into the Angels' bullpen.

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