ANAHEIM -- Dane De La Rosa was placed on the disabled list Tuesday, two days after the Angels optioned him to Triple-A Salt Lake. The club determined that the 31-year-old right-hander was injured after sending him down to the Minors. And since an injured player can't be optioned, they voided the move and instead put him on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 13.
De La Rosa started the season on the shelf because of a right forearm strain. He then had three scoreless one-inning outings in a Minor League rehab assignment, but experienced a surprising drop in velocity when he made his 2014 debut with the Angels on Saturday.
De La Rosa's latest injury is officially deemed irritation in the S/C joint near his right shoulder.
Prior to Tuesday's game, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said the latest ailment is "not significant" and that De La Rosa will continue to throw while in Arizona. He'll soon be joined at the Angels' Spring Training complex by lefty reliever Sean Burnett, who played catch for the second straight day on Tuesday and is expected to get off a mound again within the next few days.
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