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.
Looks like— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) July 31, 2012
#Angels will place LH reliever Scott Downs on DL today and recall LHP Hisanori Takahashi. Will get update on Downs injury soon.
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.
We can rule out a major leg injury for— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) July 31, 2012
#Angels reliever Scott Downs. He's running sprints in 102-degree temps at Ballpark in Arlington.
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.