Hawkins to DL; Pauley up …
Angels reliever LaTroy Hawkins was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, a day after fracturing his right pinkie finger while making the catch on an Omar Vizquel comebacker that resulted in a game-ending double play.
To take his place on the roster, the Angels selected the contract of righty David Pauley, who was signed to a Minor League deal in late March. Pauley posted a 3.16 ERA in 53 games for Mariners and Tigers last year, and had posted a 2.29 ERA in 19 2/3 innings for Triple-A Salt Lake.
Hawkins, 39, has a 1.08 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP in 8 1/3 innings while pitching in somewhat of a setup role, making him one of few bright spots in a bullpen that came in with the 29th-ranked ERA in baseball.
Scott Downs, who hurt the back of his left knee while ducking out of the way of a J.P. Arencibia liner, is listed as day to day with a contusion (bruise).
Downs limped off the field after being checked on by Angels trainers, with Hawkins coming out of the bullpen to painfully get the last two outs of a 4-3 win over the Blue Jays, and was on crutches postgame.