Angels Pull a Post-Hank Conger Roster Shuffle

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The Angels made two roster moves before Monday night's game. As reported here earlier, the Angels optioned Catcher Hank Conger to AAA and recalled Bobby Wilson off of the 7-Day Concussion Symptoms Disabled List. The team also called up Salt Lake infielder Andrew Romine and designated reliever David Pauley for assignment.

Pauley was already DFA'd once this season and cleared waivers. He then returned to the 40-Man roster when the bullpen was overextended. The club made room for him the second time by switching Vernon Wells to the 60-Day disabled list, which opens a spot on the 40-Man roster without necessitating that a player be cut.

What is interesting here: The 40-Man roster now stands at 39. There was no reason to DFA Pauley unless a trade or big promotion form the minor leagues is imminent. With Romine up and Howie Kendrick not in the Monday night lineup, it behooves bloggers everywhere to check Howie's contract status and see if he has a no-trade clause (according to Cot's, Howie can "block deals to 15 clubs in 2012").

Roster updates per VICTOR ROJAS twitter.

Monday's Angels lineup facing Giants peeler of the perfecto Matt Cain tonight in Anaheim...
1.) CF:
Mike Trout, 2.) RF: Torii Hunter, 3.) 1B: Albert Pujols,
4.) DH: Scott Spiezio (ha ha, just kidding Frisco fans, calm down) Kendrys Morales, 5.) LF: Mark Trumbo,
6.) 3B:
Alberto Callaspo, 7.) 2B: Maicer Izturis, 8.) SS: Erick Aybar, 9.) C: Bobby Wilson
Not batting, the starting pitcher, Right Hander Jerome Williams (not kidding that time, Frisco fans, AL pitchers don't bat)

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