NEW YORKThe Los Angeles Angels have reshuffled their bullpen once again, cutting right-hander Rich Thompson and promoting lefty Brad Mills from Triple-A Salt Lake.
The moves came before Saturday's game against the New York Yankees. The Angels had lost five of six.
Thompson was a valuable member of the Angels' bullpen last year, going 1-3 with a 3.00 ERA in 41 games. He struggled in two appearances this season, going 0-1 with a 15.43 ERA.
The Angels have 10 days to trade, release or outright Thompson to the minors. On Friday, the Angels called up righty reliever David Carpenter from Triple-A.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said reliever Scott Downs was probably not available Saturday while recovering from a bruised right ankle.