Angels call up Bedrosian to give bullpen a fresh arm

Angels call up Bedrosian to give bullpen a fresh arm

ANAHEIM -- The Angels recalled right-handed reliever Cam Bedrosian from Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday afternoon and optioned first baseman/outfielder Efren Navarro to the same club.

"Some of the guys in our 'pen are throwing well, but they have also been throwing a lot, so we needed a little depth," manager Mike Scioscia said before the Halos' game against the Athletics at Angel Stadium.

Bedrosian, 23, made the jump from Class A to Double-A to Triple-A to the Angels last season, appearing in 17 Major League games (0-1, 6.52 ERA). The 2010 first-round pick made four appearances for Salt Lake this season, all of them the multiple-inning variety. In eight innings, he struck out 13, walked none, gave up four hits and didn't walk a batter.

Navarro, 28, hit .200 in eight games (15 at-bats), with one double for the Angels. His departure leaves the club with just 12 position players.

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