Angels Minor League Pitcher of the Year To Make MLB Debut

ANAHEIM (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have optioned relievers Kevin Jepsen and Michael Kohn to Triple-A Salt Lake and recalled right-hander Tyler Chatwood to make his major league debut Monday night in a start against the Texas Rangers.

Chatwood’s sudden promotion, which was announced after Sunday’s 3-1 victory over Toronto, was a byproduct of No. 2 starter Dan Haren’s one-inning relief appearance Saturday night — when he retired all three batters in the 14th inning and got credit for the win.

The Angels pushed Haren’s next start back a day as a result.

The 21-year-old Chatwood is in his fourth season of professional ball after being chosen by the Angels in the second round of the 2008 draft.

He was the organization’s minor league pitcher of the year last season, and has just 6 2-3 innings of Triple-A experience.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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