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.


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