The Los Angeles Angels promoted right-handed pitcher Eric Hurley from Triple A Salt Lake on Friday before their game against the Baltimore Orioles at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, a move to add depth to the bullpen in the final weekend heading into the All-Star break.
Hurley was 7-7 with a 5.38 ERA in 17 starts for Salt Lake, though he is not expected to start on Sunday, which would have been Dan Haren's turn in the rotation. Haren was placed on the disabled list on Wednesday. Sunday's starter still hasn't been named, but it likely won't be Hurley, per Joe McIntyre of MLB.com.
It doesn't look like it's Eric Hurley who will start on Sunday for the #Angels. Scioscia said he sees him as a length guy out of the pen.— Joe McIntyre (@JoeMcIntyre5) July 7, 2012
Hurley, 26, last appeared in a major league game on July 27, 2008 at Oakland when he was a member of the Texas Rangers. The Angels bullpen has pitched 15 innings in their last three games, with no Halos starter pitching longer than 4 1/3 innings in the last three contests.
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