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Reliever Cassevah elects free agency

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Reliever Bobby Cassevah elected free agency on Friday.

Cassevah, who was out of options, cleared waivers on Thursday and had 72 hours to decide whether to accept an assignment to the Minor Leagues. The Angels wanted to create room on their 40-man roster, which is now at 39, but the team is not expected to add somebody from outside the organization.

Cassevah posted a 2.87 ERA in a combined 46 appearances with the Angels from 2010-11. Late last spring, the 27-year-old right-hander experienced a slight tear in his rotator cuff, then struggled at Triple-A, posting a 6.22 ERA in 44 games, and was sent to the Arizona Fall League to continue working on his pitching.

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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