Herrera released to play in Japan

Righty appeared in 20 games for Angels in '14

Herrera released to play in Japan

The Angels have released Yoslan Herrera in order for the right-hander to play for Yokohama in the Nippon Professional Baseball League in Japan, the team announced Monday.

Herrera, whom the Angels had signed to a Minor League deal in early December, spent the bulk of the 2014 season with Triple-A Salt Lake where he went 4-4 with a 2.52 ERA across 41 appearances.

The 33-year-old was later called up to the Majors and appeared in 20 games with Angels, posting a 2.70 ERA in 16 2/3 innings.

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