Reliever Fernando Rodney signed a $2 million, one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.
Vernon Wells hit the Angels’ first homer in a week with a solo shot in the third inning, then hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh to give Los Angeles a 6-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.
The Los Angeles Angels have placed right-handed reliever Fernando Rodney on the 15-day disabled list after team doctors determined additional time off was the best treatment for his upper-back strain.
Reid Brignac got Tampa Bay’s offense started with his first homer of the season and delivered the deciding run with a safety squeeze bunt in the 10th for the Rays, who completed their first-ever three-game sweep in Anaheim with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.
Angels right-hander Fernando Rodney has been dropped from the closer role to work on his mechanics.