BASEBALL / DAILY REPORT : ANGELS : Former Dodger Lyons Is Called Up
Catcher Barry Lyons joined the Angels Sunday, after his contract was purchased from triple-A Edmonton. Lyons, who was released by the Dodgers this spring, hit .317 with two home runs and 23 RBIs in 46 games with the Trappers.
“I was very disappointed with the way I was treated by the Dodgers, and I’m happy to get a chance to play here,” said Lyons. “I hope it will open a door for me for next year. Here would be great, but it’s great just getting an opportunity to play on the big league level again.”
Manager Buck Rodgers said Lyons will be insurance in case Lance Parrish has a recurrence of the back problem that hampered him this week.
The Angels are expected to call up about six more players today, all from Edmonton.
Rodgers said second baseman Luis Sojo will probably sit out today as a precaution after being hit in the right hand by a pitch in the sixth inning Sunday. . . . The Angels hit .232 in August and the team batting average is now .255.