{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Angels claim lefty reliever Carson from Mets

Angels claim lefty reliever Carson from Mets

|
Angels claim lefty reliever Carson from Mets

The Angels claimed left-hander Robert Carson from the Mets on Thursday.

Carson, 24, compiled 31 appearances out of the Mets' bullpen over the last two years, posting a 6.82 ERA, a 1.36 WHIP and a 1.18 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 33 innings. Originally a 14th-round Draft pick in 2007, Carson was a starting pitcher in the Mets system until being moved to the bullpen at the start of 2012.

In Triple-A this past season, the Mississippi native had a 4.06 ERA and saved 11 games in 43 appearances.

The Carson acquisition, occurring two weeks after the Angels claimed right-handed reliever Josh Wall from the Marlins, puts the Halos' 40-man roster at 37 players.

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.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español