Angels lose Pauley on waivers to Toronto

Angels lose Pauley on waivers to Toronto

ANAHEIM -- The Angels couldn't sneak relief pitcher David Pauley through waivers a second time.

On Wednesday, the Blue Jays claimed the 29-year-old right-hander, who posted a 4.35 ERA in 10 1/3 innings with the Angels and a 1.76 ERA in 30 2/3 innings for their Triple-A affiliate in Salt Lake.

Pauley, signed to a Minor League contract late in Spring Training, passed through waivers unclaimed and was outrighted to the Minors when first designated for assignment May 24. He was called up again June 12 to give the Angels an extra arm in the bullpen, but was designated Monday when they returned to 12 pitchers.

Pauley, who also has experience as a starter, has compiled a 9-19 record with a 4.51 ERA in 86 games (20 starts) in the Majors with the Red Sox, Mariners, Tigers and Angels.