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Royals claim Mike Morin from Angels

The reliever joins Kansas City after being designated by the Halos.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Minnesota Twins Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

The Royals have claimed reliever Mike Morin off waivers from the Angels, according to a club announcement. Morin was recently designated for assignment by the Halos.

Morin, who went to high school in Overland Park, Kansas, has logged only 14.1 innings in the majors this season, struggling to a 6.91 ERA and 1.605 WHIP. He has regressed since a breakout rookie season in 2014 in which he pitched to a 2.90 ERA and 3.08 FIP in 59 innings out of the Angels’ bullpen.

In total, the former 13th-round pick out of the University of North Carolina has worked to a 4.49 ERA and 3.40 FIP in 164.1 career major-league innings. He’s under control through the 2020 season, giving Kansas City some time to see if he can get back to what made him so successful four years ago.

To make room on the 40-man roster for Morin, the Royals designated left-hander Onelki Garcia for assignment.