The Angels optioned infielder Ryan Schimpf to Triple-A Salt Lake and recalled right-handed pitcher Jaime Barria in a corresponding move Thursday.
Barria was scheduled to start Thursday's matchup against the Orioles in Anaheim. The rookie went 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA over his first two starts for the Angels this season, and he memorably locked horns with Giants first baseman Brandon Belt in a modern-record 21-pitch at-bat on April 22. Barria allowed two earned runs over two innings in that start (his most recent outing with the Angels), including a scoreless first after he had thrown 49 total pitches.
Schimpf, acquired in late March in a trade with the Braves, has gone 1-for-5 with a home run and two walks while also striking out three times for Los Angeles in the early going.