The Angels optioned right-hander David Carpenter to Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday after losing 11-3 to the Texas Rangers.
Making his first appearance of the season, Carpenter was charged with four of the nine runs the Rangers scored in the fourth inning. He retired one of the five batters he faced and left with an ERA of 108 (four earned runs in one-third of an inning).
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that the team will recall a pitcher tomorrow to take Carpenter’s spot on the 25-man roster. Wednesday’s starter Michael Roth and Jerome Williams, who threw three scoreless relief innings, will both be unavailable out of the bullpen when the Angels visit the Seattle Mariners.