Angels recall reliever Brasier as rosters expand
MILWAUKEE -- Sunday was the first day of September callups, with Major League rosters expanding from 25 to 40 players. But with each of their top three affiliates in the playoffs, the Angels only called up one player: reliever Ryan Brasier.
Brasier, who arrived at Miller Park about an hour before first pitch for Sunday's series finale, appeared in two Major Leagues games in early May -- giving up two runs in two innings -- and has posted a 4.13 ERA with 10 saves in 38 appearances for Triple-A Salt Lake, with a 3.56 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a 1.50 WHIP.
Brasier, a 26-year-old right-hander who was drafted in the sixth round in 2007, has a 4.27 ERA in 262 games (37 starts) in the Angels' system.
Others on the Angels' 40-man roster -- which is currently full -- and playing in their Minor League system include pitchers David Carpenter, Tommy Hanson, Nick Maronde, Michael Roth and Daniel Stange, catcher John Hester and infielder Tommy Field.
More callups are expected next week.