Angels to Send Scott Downs to DL, Recall Hisanori Takahashi

July 13, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Scott Downs (37) pitches against the New York Yankees during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium. Yankees won 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have sent left-handed reliever Scott Downs to the disabled list and recalled Hisanori Takahashi, another left-handed reliver, from Triple-A.

The Downs injury is a bit mysterious, but Mike DiGiovanna believes it is not a major leg injury, as the 36-year-old was seen running sprints earlier today.

Regardless of what the injury is, Takahashi will replace Downs on the roster. Flamethrower Kevin Jepsen will presumably fill in for Downs in the late innings, but Takahashi will be available as a left-hander out of the bullpen.

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