The Angels promoted relief pitcher Cam Bedrosian from AA Arkansas to the big club toady, making room for him by sending 3B Grant Green to AAA Salt Lake.
Green is still young enough to need developmental playing time at the hot corner but seeing as this is July and he has a hit tool to show off in regular playing time, this could be a move by the club to audition him to the Padres as trade material for Huston Street. A guy can dream, can't he?
The odd timing of this comes as 3B David Freese has been getting some pine despite a recent hot streak. John MCDonald, a veteran's veteran and 25th man, will be at the hot corner tonight.
Bedrosian headed back to Double A on June 20 after a mediocre debut stint in the big leagues. He has since been used very sparingly by the Travellers, an indicator that he might be needed at any time. With the Angels overworked pen, it is of note that Michael Kohn did not get the call.
Bedrosian has made five appearances beginning on June 22 and most recently on July 5. He has allowed one run. That came in a June 27 outing where he walked a batter and gave up a hit but also stuck out three batters. That is the only hit he allowed since his return to the minors. He walked a total of three batters and struck out five in five IP. Each of his five appearances were one inning.