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Angels add Parker Bridwell upon designating Danny Espinosa for assignment

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 31: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim second baseman Danny Espinosa (3) in the dugout after scoring on a hit in the sixth inning of a game against the Atlanta Braves, on May 31, 2017, played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, CA. (Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire)
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[UPDATE]: The Los Angeles Angels have since officially released veteran infielder Danny Espinosa.

The Los Angeles Angels have officially recalled right-handed pitcher Parker Bridwell from Triple-A Salt Lake, the club announced on Sunday morning. In what has become a corresponding roster move, the club has also elected to designate veteran middle infielder Danny Espinosa for assignment.

Espinosa is currently in the midst of his first season as a member of the Angels, and it remains to be seen as to how exactly his 2017 campaign continues from here. Appearing in 77 games for the Angels before being designated for assignment on Sunday morning, the 30-year-old is batting a mere .162 with six home runs, 29 RBIs and a .237 on-base percentage this season.

Spending the first seven years of his major league career in our nation’s capital with the Washington Nationals, Espinosa owns a career batting average of .221 with 98 home runs, 314 RBIs and a .297 on-base percentage to his credit.

The 25-year-old Bridwell is also in the midst of his first season as a member of the Angels; he originally broke into the highest level just one season ago with the Baltimore Orioles. Already making six regular-season appearances for the Angels, the up-and-coming right-hander has started five of those outings en route to 33.1 innings of work in all. During that same span, Bridwell has compiled a respectable 3.24 ERA alongside a 3-1 record. He has also struck out 19 opposing batters while walking 10 others thus far in 2017.

As a result of his latest promotion, Bridwell will be starting for the Angels on Sunday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Rays. The young righty will be taking on Rays ace Chris Archer.

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