SEATTLE -- In need of length in the bullpen, with Jerome Williams and Michael Roth coming off pitching multiple innings and currently unavailable, the Angels called up right-handed starter Barry Enright from Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday.
"We need innings," said Angels manager Mike Scioscia, who will use Enright as a long reliever for the time being.
Enright is taking the roster spot of David Carpenter, who was charged with four earned runs in one-third of an inning in Wednesday's 11-3 loss to the Rangers. He's now the sixth pitcher called up from the Minor Leagues since the start of the season, joining Carpenter, Nick Maronde, Dane De La Rosa, Roth, Michael Kohn.
Enright, already on the 40-man roster, has struggled mightily at Salt Lake, giving up 21 earned runs in 19 2/3 innings (a 9.61 ERA), while striking out 20 batters and walking eight. He last pitched Saturday, getting charged with 10 runs in 2 2/3 innings.
The 27-year-old is "still working out some kinks" mechanically, but said his callup "almost feels like a clean slate."
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