ANAHEIM -- The Angels optioned right-handed reliever David Carpenter after Friday's 6-5 win over the Mariners, with a source confirming that righty Steven Geltz is coming up from the Minors to fill the vacancy on the roster.
Geltz, 24, is getting his first big league callup after posting a 2.09 ERA, a 0.95 WHIP and a 4.0 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 51 2/3 innings for Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Salt Lake this year.
A native of New York, Geltz -- listed at 5-foot-10, 170 pounds -- has been with the organization since 2008, compiling a 3.51 ERA in 165 appearances in the Angels' farm system. He posted a 0.36 ERA in 21 games in the Texas League, then a 3.76 ERA in 19 appearances in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League.
Carpenter has been up and down all year, compiling a 4.76 ERA in 28 appearances while serving mostly as a long reliever.