Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia says Jordan Walden has been moved out of the closer role and will be replaced by Scott Downs.
Walden blew a save in Thursday's loss 4-3 to Tampa Bay when he allowed a two-run, game-ending home run to Brandon Allen.
Walden has converted one of two save chances this season. The right-hander is 0-1 with an 8.31 ERA in six appearances.
Downs, a left-hander, has pitched seven scoreless innings with no record.
Scioscia made the announcement before Friday night's gamea at Cleveland. He said Walden will be used earlier in games but wasn't specific about his role.
The Angels, who added free agents Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson in the offseason, began the night 6-13 and last in the AL West.