Reliever Mike Morin gave up a bunt single and struck out two in a scoreless inning for Class-A Inland Empire on Thursday night, and the
"I had no problem whatsoever," said Morin, a rookie who has used an effective fastball-changeup combination to go 3-3 with a 2.36 earned-run average in 41 appearances this season. "I felt 100%. It eased my mind a bit. It's not like you forget how to pitch, but when you don't throw in a game for 13 days ... "
Morin's return will present the Angels with a surprisingly difficult roster decision, assuming they choose to maintain a seven-man bullpen, because the three candidates to be demoted to the minor leagues have all pitched well.
Cory Rasmus entered Friday night’s game against the
For much of the past three years, the Angels failed to go more than four deep with quality arms in their bullpen. Now, they can go seven or eight deep.