Santana shipped to minors

The Angels finally decided enough was enough. Ervin Santana, who won 16 games a year ago, was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake Wednesday. Mike Napoli was recalled from the disabled list. An announcement on Sunday’s starter at Minnesota will be made later, but it is expected to be left-hander Joe Saunders, currently at Salt Lake. The final straw on Santana was Tuesday’s outing against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays when he gave up 14 hits in the first five innings of his six-inning outing. It was just one hit off the Angels record of 15 hits in an outing. The right-hander is 5-11 with a 6.22 ERA, including a 1-9 mark on the road with an 8.79 ERA.

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