Angels recall Brooks Pounders, trade Ryan LaMarre in flurry of moves

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Monday, April 24, 2017

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels have recalled right-hander Brooks Pounders and designated right-hander Kirby Yates for assignment.

The Angels made the latest moves to shore up their injury-plagued pitching staff Sunday. The team had eight pitchers on the disabled list just 18 games into the season.

Cam Bedrosian was the latest to be shelved this weekend, leaving Los Angeles without its top three relievers: Bedrosian, Huston Street and Andrew Bailey.

Los Angeles also traded outfielder Ryan LaMarre to the Oakland Athletics for cash considerations. The new signee was designated for assignment earlier in the week after the Angels needed more room on their 40-man roster.

Pounders is 1-0 with one save in five appearances for Triple-A Salt Lake this season. The Angels acquired the reliever from Kansas City in December.