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Salas lands on DL with right shoulder inflammation

ATLANTA -- The Angels have placed right-handed reliever Fernando Salas on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. The club recalled right-hander Dane De La Rosa from Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding move.

"It's something that's been nagging him, something that's lingering," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "It's gotten to the point where it's lingered enough to where you want to try to knock it out if you can. The only way to do it is to shut him down over a course of time."

The injury has not affected the performance of Salas, who owns a 2.96 ERA and has surrendered only one run in his past five appearances. He tossed two scoreless innings and earned the victory in the Angels' 11-6 win against the Braves on Saturday.

"I think he's making his pitches," Scioscia said. "But it's becoming tough for him to rebound and get loose and things that are eventually going to affect his velocity and command, and that's important to him."

De La Rosa owns a 4.24 ERA in 85 career Major League innings and has compiled a 3.73 ERA in nearly 500 innings during 11 seasons in the Minors.

Joe Morgan is an associate reporter for
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