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Alvarez, Herrera added to roster; De La Rosa optioned

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ANAHEIM -- The Angels recalled left-hander Jose Alvarez from Triple-A Salt Lake, selected the contract of right-hander Yoslan Herrera from the same club, and optioned right-handers Dane De La Rosa and Matt Shoemaker to the Bees before Sunday's game against the Mets.

Left-hander Brian Moran, a Rule 5 draftee from Toronto, was moved from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day to create a spot on the 40-man roster for Herrera. Moran is planning to have Tommy John surgery.

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ANAHEIM -- The Angels recalled left-hander Jose Alvarez from Triple-A Salt Lake, selected the contract of right-hander Yoslan Herrera from the same club, and optioned right-handers Dane De La Rosa and Matt Shoemaker to the Bees before Sunday's game against the Mets.

Left-hander Brian Moran, a Rule 5 draftee from Toronto, was moved from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day to create a spot on the 40-man roster for Herrera. Moran is planning to have Tommy John surgery.

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Manager Mike Scioscia was concerned about De La Rosa, a 75-game workhorse last year, after his shaky season debut in Saturday's 13-inning loss to the Mets.

De La Rosa, activated Friday after missing much of the spring because of right forearm tightness and elbow inflammation, retired only one of three hitters he faced in the eighth inning. But it wasn't so much the results; De La Rosa did not resemble the reports from his Minor League rehab outings.

"Dane didn't look very crisp," Scioscia said after the game. "Hopefully, he's on his way to getting where he needs to be, because we need him."

Based on Sunday's moves, De La Rosa wasn't considered ready. Shoemaker pitched three innings Saturday and took the loss on Anthony Recker's 13th-inning home run.

"He (De La Rosa) needs to work on stuff," Scioscia said after Sunday's game. "Dane needs to find it. The Major Leagues is not the forum to go out and find stuff.

"There's a lot of things that might cause a drop in velocity and command; Mechanics, for one. His first couple outings of spring, he was throwing BBs. It's still in there. Last year, at this time, he grew into his velocity. I don't think he's that far off track."

Albarez, 0-1 with an 8.38 ERA at Salt Lake, will fill Shoemaker's long-man role. Herrera pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings in four relief appearances for the Bees, striking out six.

Earl Bloom is a contributor to MLB.com.

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