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Angels make a number of transactions

They have four available spots on their 40-man roster

Oakland Athletics v Los Angeles Angels Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images

The Angels made some roster moves yesterday, as their 40-man roster currently sits at 36. Here’s what went down yesterday.

The club reinstated right-handed pitcher Justin Anderson from the 60-day Injured List. Prior to the start of the season, the club announced he’d be undergoing Tommy John surgery after discovering he had a tear of the UCL in his right elbow. In 2019, the righty posted a 5.55 ERA and 4.43 FIP while striking out 60 and walking 32 in 47 innings.

The next move involved catcher José Briceño and infielder Elliot Soto clearing waivers and have been outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake. Briceño only appeared in two games for the Angels this season, going 1-for-5. Soto appeared in a total of three games, going 2-for-6.

Right-handed pitcher Cam Bedrosian cleared waivers and has elected free agency in lieu of accepting an outright assignment. Bedrosian has been with the Angels since 2014 and has appeared in 285 total games. Only 11 pitchers have thrown more games for the Angels in the history of their franchise.

Finally, right-handed pitcher Jacob Barnes was claimed off waivers by the New York Mets. Barnes struggled with the Angels in 2020, posting a 5.50 ERA in 18 games.