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ANAHEIM, Calif. Angels pitcher Dan Haren prided himself on his resiliency and his ability to make all his starts, but it finally caught up with him Thursday when he was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
The Angels recalled right-hander Kevin Jepsen from Triple-A Salt Lake, although they will probably need to make another move to find a starter for Sunday, which would have been Harens final start before the All-Star break.
Haren has been bothered by lower-back stiffness for most of the season, although he insisted it was not the reason for his month long slump during which he has given up 26 earned runs in 27 innings since June 9.
This marks the first time Haren has missed a scheduled start since his days at Pepperdine University. He has made a major-league-leading 254 consecutive starts since his first full season in 2005 and has thrown 215 or more innings for seven seasons in a row, the longest streak in the majors.
He has a 6-8 record this season and a 4.86 ERA, his highest ERA since his first season with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2003.
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Los Angeles Angels placed Dan Haren on the 15-day disabled list for the first time in his 10-year career on Thursday because of stiffness in his lower back.
The club made the move two days after the three-time All-Star finally acknowledged his back has been bothering him since spring training.
''There's definitely a lot of inflammation and it was just causing the stiffness...
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By Scott Stedman - AngelsWin.com Minor League Reporter
Angels fans are clamoring for some starting pitching help after Ervin Santana and Dan Haren have struggled mightily. Now, with Haren admitting to a back problem that will likely put him on the disabled list...
Los Angeles Angels right-hander Dan Haren is on the disabled list for the first time in his career with lower-back stiffness.
The Angels made the move Thursday, two days after Haren finally acknowledged his back has been bothering him since spring training.
Los Angeles also recalled right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen.
Haren is 6-8 with a 4.86 ERA, and the three-time All-Star has...
The Los Angeles Angels are in the thick of the AL West and AL Wildcard races. That’s the good news. The bad news is the pitching staff is staggering. Ervin Santana has struggled mightily and 5th starter Garrett Richards was optioned to Triple A on July 6th. To make matters worse, Dan Haren just landed on the DL for the first time in his career. This puts the Angels in a tight...
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