Angels notes: David Carpenter, Barry Enright, Jered Weaver, Erick Aybar

Jason Miller

The latest news and notes out of Anaheim.

Carpenter optioned; Enright promoted

The Angels optioned side-winding righty reliever David Carpenter back to Triple-A Salt Lake after Wednesday's soul-crushing loss to the Rangers, reports Pedro Moura of the OC Register.

Called up on Monday when Tommy Hanson was placed on the bereavement list, Carpenter made his season debut in relief of starter Michael Roth last night and it did not go well. The right-hander allowed three inherited runs to score then gave up four of his own runs in just a third of an inning before getting the hook himself. His ERA on the year is a lovely 108.00.

The Halos have recalled righty reliever Barry Enright to take Carpenter's spot on the roster, per Alden Gonzalez of The 27-year-old has not pitched well in four Triple-A starts this year, posting a 9.61 ERA in 19⅔ innings, but he does give the team another long-relief option.

Weaver throws for first time

There isn't much of a silver lining to be found in Wednesday's loss, but right-hander Jered Weaver did play catch for the first time since breaking his elbow, per William Boor of, so that's something.

It's unclear what one looks for to make sure things are going well on a throwing program when the injury is to the non-pitching arm, but I suppose you have to start somewhere. Weaver is still several weeks away from returning to Anaheim's rotation, but at least he's making steps in the right direction.

Aybar due back next week

Shortstop Erick Aybar was hopeful that he'd be back in the Halos' lineup Thursday, the first day he's eligible to return from the disabled list, but it doesn't appear that's going to happen, reports Jeff Miller of the OC Register.

Aybar will likely be on the field Thursday, but it won't be with the Angels in Seattle. The switch-hitting infielder is going to test his bruised heel in an extended Spring Training game in Arizona instead. If all goes well, he could be back with the Halos by early next week.


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