The organization will have 10 days to trade Pauley, release him or try to pass him through waivers. If he isn't claimed, the team can send him to Salt Lake.
A bullpen move was expected, as the Angels have been carrying 13 pitchers out of necessity after their 13-inning game last Sunday. Manager Mike Scioscia said on Wednesday that the team was "approaching the point" where it wouldn't need the extra eighth reliever.
Pauley (4.82 ERA in 9 1/3 innings this season) was one of the candidates to go, along with fellow right-handers David Carpenter and Bobby Cassevah.
Romine is hitting .312 in 157 at-bats for Salt Lake this season, to go along with two home runs and 17 RBIs. He split last season between Triple-A and Los Angeles, playing 10 games with the Angels.