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Garrett Richards on DL; Joel Pineiro set

ANAHEIM -- The Los Angeles Angels put rookie pitcher Garrett Richards on the 15-day disabled list and called up two relievers from Triple-A Salt Lake Tuesday, the day after Richards left his start against the Texas Rangers with a strained groin just 19 pitches into the game.

The Angels also announced that Joel Pineiro will return to the rotation and start Saturday's game against the Baltimore Orioles. Richards was filling Pineiro's rotation spot before he got hurt. Pineiro is 5-6 with a 5.34 ERA.

The club recalled right-hander Trevor Bell and left-hander Horacio Ramirez and optioned infielder Andrew Romine to Triple-A.

Mark Saxon covers the Angels for ESPNLosAngeles.com.