CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 3: Manager manager Mike Scioscia #14 takes starting pitcher Dan Haren #24 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim out of the game during the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on July 3, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
To replace Haren on their roster, the Angels have called up right-hander Kevin Jepsen.
The move marks Haren’s first trip to the DL in his major league career. While nothing has been confirmed, it appears the injury was impacting the 31-year-old’s recent performance.
Haren maintained an ERA of 3.52 through the month of May, but it’s since climbed to 4.86 thanks to a 7.16 mark over the month of June. In his last start Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians, Haren allowed seven runs on nine hits and a walk over his 4 1/3 innings.
The Angels have not announced who will start in Haren’s place Sunday.
Jepsen has appeared in 10 games for the Angels this season, allowing nine runs over his eight innings of work. The 27-year-old has maintained an ERA and WHIP of 3.24 and 1.080 over his 25 innings with the club’s Triple-A affiliate.
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