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Angels activate Andrew Bailey off 60-day DL

14 Sep. 2016: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitcher Andrew Bailey (37) in action during the ninth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, CA. (Photo By John Cordes/Icon Sportswire)
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The Los Angeles Angels have activated right-handed pitcher Andrew Bailey off the 60-day disabled list prior to Saturday night’s game against the Seattle Mariners. In order to make room on the 25-man roster, the team designated outfielder Cesar Puello for assignment.

Bailey has not pitched for Los Angeles since April 9, having gone down with right shoulder inflammation. He has appeared in three games for the Angels this season, getting all nine batters he faced out, also recording two wins in those appearances.

He has since made six appearances at Triple-A Salt Lake prior to his return to the major league roster and has been thumped to the tune of six earned runs in 6.2 innings, having picked up a pair of losses.

Bailey first arrived with the Angels last August when he signed as a free agent. He finished the 2016 season making 12 appearances for Los Angeles, recording six saves and posting a 2.38 ERA. He began last year with the Philadelphia Phillies, but posted a 6.40 ERA in 33 appearances, which got him released.

A former American League Rookie of the Year and two-time All-Star, Bailey has managed to throw more than 50 innings in a season just once and that came in his rookie year in 2009.

Cesar Puello waited until he was 26 years old to make his major league debut with the Angels back on Aug. 9 and he collected his first major league hit in what has been his only major league game. After going 1-for-4 at the plate with an RBI and two stolen bases, Puello has been designated for assignment.

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