The Los Angeles Angels continue their homestand Monday night with a series against the Cleveland Indians, with 21-year old starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood set to make his major league debut. Chatwood, the Angels' second-round draft pick in 2008, was ranked by Baseball America as the Angels' No. 2 prospect this offseason. In addition to Chatwood, reliever Scott Downs has also been activated from the disabled list for Monday's game.
To make room on the active roster for Chatwood and Downs, the Angels optioned pitchers Kevin Jepsen and Michael Kohn. The 26-year old Jepsen was shocked by the move, telling reporters on Sunday, "This is always difficult to swallow." Jepsen allowed three runs in four innings so far this season, with four walks against just one strikeout.
Mitch Talbot starts for the Indians, who are atop the American League Central Division with a hot 7-2 start. The Angels lost five of nine games to the Indians in 2010. Cleveland made two trips to Anaheim last season, and the two teams split six contests. Tonight's 7:05 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Fox Sports West.
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