Angels finalize their roster, option Shuck …
The final two bench spots go to right-handed-hitting outfielder Collin Cowgill and left-handed-hitting infielder Ian Stewart, alongside utility infielder John McDonald and backup catcher Hank Conger.
The final four bullpen spots go to right-handers Matt Shoemaker, Fernando Salas and Michael Kohn, and left-hander Nick Maronde. That’s in addition to closer Ernesto Frieri, setup man Joe Smith and middle reliever Kevin Jepsen.
That means outfielders J.B. Shuck, Brennan Boesch and Matt Long, infielder Grant Green, catcher Luis Martinez, right-hander Cory Rasmus and left-hander Jose Alvarez are optioned to the Minor Leagues. Brandon Lyon was also sent to the Minors.
Relievers Dane De La Rosa (right forearm strain), Sean Burnett (left elbow discomfort), Brian Moran (left elbow soreness) and Cory Rasmus (right elbow soreness) start the season on the disabled list.