Angels put Scott Downs on DL

Updated: July 31, 2012, 7:41 PM ET
Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Los Angeles Angels placed reliever Scott Downs on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of a strained left shoulder.

To take Downs' place in the bullpen, the Angels recalled left-hander Hisanori Takahashi from Triple-A Salt Lake City, where he had been optioned Saturday.

This season, Downs has matched his career high with nine saves. He also leads the team with 17 holds and 38 appearances. In six games since the All-Star break, he has allowed nine ...

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