Apr. 14, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins (32) pitches during the eighth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Angels won 7-1. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE
Out since May 6 with a fractured pinkie on his throwing hand, the 39-year-old Hawkins will look to continue the early season success he experienced before his trip to the DL. The veteran has a 1.08 ERA in 8 1/3 innings across 10 appearances this year.
To make room for Hawkins, the Angels demoted fellow righty reliever Bobby Cassevah to Triple-A following Friday night's victory over the Rockies. Cassevah has been downright terrible since his promotion in late May, amounting a 7.20 ERA and walking six batters in just five innings of work. Historically an extreme ground ball pitcher, Cassevah allowed two home runs in his short stint with the club, including a towering 491-foot home run to Nelson Cruz last weekend.