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Angels trade Salas to Mets for Minor Leaguer

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ANAHEIM -- The Angels traded right-handed reliever Fernando Salas to the Mets in exchange for Minor League pitcher Erik Manoah on Wednesday, the club announced.

Manoah will be assigned to Class A Burlington. The right-hander went 5-5 with a 5.37 ERA in 13 games (12 starts) in 2016 for the short-season Brooklyn Cyclones of the New York-Penn League.

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ANAHEIM -- The Angels traded right-handed reliever Fernando Salas to the Mets in exchange for Minor League pitcher Erik Manoah on Wednesday, the club announced.

Manoah will be assigned to Class A Burlington. The right-hander went 5-5 with a 5.37 ERA in 13 games (12 starts) in 2016 for the short-season Brooklyn Cyclones of the New York-Penn League.

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The 20-year-old was selected by the Mets in the 13th round of the 2014 Draft out of South Dade High School in Homestead, Fla. In his Minor League career, he's 9-10 with a 5.13 ERA in 35 games (25 starts).

Salas had become the de facto closer for the Angels in the wake of injuries to Huston Street and Cam Bedrosian. Salas posted a 3-6 record with a 4.47 ERA and six saves in 58 appearances this season. He had been with the Angels since 2014, when he was acquired along with David Freese in an offseason deal with the Cardinals that sent outfielders Peter Bourjos and Randal Grichuk to St. Louis.

The Angels will need to make a roster move before Friday's game against the Mariners. With rosters expanding on Thursday, the Angels were already planning on adding reinforcements from the Minors as early as the series opener in Seattle.

Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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