Angels adding pitching for Yankees series
The Angels are adding some pitching for Friday’s series opener against the Yankees.
Right-hander David Carpenter is expected to come up to replace utility man Alexi Amarista, who would be optioned to Triple-A. If Scott Downs (right ankle) lands on the disabled list (the likely scenario), left-hander Brad Mills would be taking his place on the active roster.
Both were on the bus en route to Yankee Stadium.
To clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Carpenter, Michael Kohn (Tommy John surgery) would be transferred to the 60-day DL.
Carpenter, who relies on a sinker-slider combination, was drafted by the Angels in the ninth round in ’09 and spent the previous three years in their system, posting a 0.57 ERA in 44 appearances for high A and Double-A in 2011.
Mills, a soft-tossing southpaw who came over from the Blue Jays in exchange for Jeff Mathis, posted a 1.23 ERA in 14 2/3 innings for the Angels this spring.