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Angels outright José Rodriguez to alternate training site

RHP was designated for assignment Monday

Houston Astros v Los Angeles Angels Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

The Angels sent pitcher José Rodriguez outright to their alternate training site in Long Beach after the he cleared waivers, the team announced Friday.

The right-hander only appeared in one game this season for the Angels, pitching 1⅔ scoreless innings in relief on August 2. He was optioned to the alternate training site on August 5, then designated for assignment on Monday.

Rodriguez appeared in nine games for the Angels last season, posting a 2.75 ERA with 11 walks and 13 strikeouts in 19⅔ innings. It was an odd year for Rodriguez, who allowed only six runs, but all were scored on his five home runs allowed, which helped his FIP inflate to 6.88.

He was sent outright to the minors last December, but was re-added to the 40-man roster on August 1 when he was called up. Now, he’s off the 40-man roster again, but still in the organization and still in the player pool.