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Angels add reliever J.C. Gutierrez to bullpen inventory

New Angels reliever J.C. Gutierrez had a 3.38 earned-run average in 25 appearances in Kansas City.
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The Angels claimed right-handed reliever J.C. Gutierrez on waivers from the Kansas City Royals, giving them another bullpen option.

Gutierrez, 30, had a 3.38 earned-run average in 25 appearances in Kansas City. The Royals designated him for assignment last week.

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Gutierrez underwent Tommy John surgery in 2011. This is his first full season since the surgery.

Gutierrez has a 4.58 ERA in 175 career appearances, most of them for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2009-11. Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto was a Diamondbacks executive then, including a short stint in 2010 as interim general manager.

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The Angels made no immediate announcement of a roster move Wednesday, but Gutierrez is out of options.

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