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Chatwood sent down to Triple-A Salt Lake

Chatwood sent down to Triple-A Salt Lake

Chatwood sent down to Triple-A Salt Lake
ANAHEIM -- The Angels sent rookie pitcher Tyler Chatwood to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday to make room for Mike Trout on the team's 25-man roster.

The 21-year-old right-hander -- who had been the youngest player in the American League this season until Trout's callup -- was 5-5 with a 3.62 ERA through 17 starts. Part of the reason for the move was that Chatwood was not slated to make any more starts for the Angels before the All-Star break, said manager Mike Scioscia, leaving him with a long inactive period if he were to stay on the big league roster.

He'll be called back up following next week's Midsummer Classic.

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"I think it's good for him to stay fresh and get a start in Triple-A, which he wouldn't get here because of the All-Star break," Scioscia said. "We're excited about where Tyler is, and we just think it's a better maintenance program for him right now."

Chatwood is expected to throw a bullpen session on Saturday, and then start for the Bees at Tacoma on Thursday.

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