ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels reinstated right-hander Nick Tropeano from the disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday night.
Tropeano had been on the disabled list since June 4 with tightness in his right shoulder. He is 3-2 in 10 starts for the Angels with a 3.25 ERA, the best among Los Angeles' starting pitchers.
After a season of injury problems for the Angels, they have six healthy starters after Tim Lincecum's addition to the big league roster last weekend.
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Despite his solid performances this season, Tropeano is one of just three starters who can still be optioned without going on waivers.
Tropeano pitched five solid innings in a rehab appearance for Single-A Inland Empire on Thursday.