Angels place Moseley on 15-day DL
Righty suffering from right forearm stiffness; Rodriguez recalled
ANAHEIM -- The Angels on Sunday placed right-handed pitcher Dustin Moseley on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Friday, with stiffness in his right forearm and recalled infielder Sean Rodriguez from Triple-A Salt Lake.
"Coming out of his last outing, it's something that has been bothering him," said manager Mike Scioscia. Moseley (1-3) last pitched on Thursday, when the Angels suffered a 15-8 loss against Oakland. In that game, he took his third loss after allowing five runs on seven hits with two strikeouts in two-plus innings.
"There are a lot of things Mose can bring to our club," Scioscia said, "but he's got to be 100 percent to do that."
Scioscia included Rodriguez in Sunday's lineup against the Orioles, playing second base and batting ninth. Rodriguez's arrival allows Chone Figgins, who strained his right hamstring sliding into home in the eighth inning of Saturday's 3-1 win over Baltimore, to heal.
"It felt like a cramp," Figgins said Sunday morning. "I tried to put pressure on it in the dugout after it happened, but it felt tight and tender."
"We're going to evaluate it in 48 hours," Scioscia said. "We should have a better idea then. The way he came out of it today, it's diagnosed as a mild strain."
The element of speed Figgins brings to the leadoff spot in the Angels lineup is unarguable, and Figgins said, "If I'm ready to play, I've got to be at full speed."
Gary Matthews Jr. was in the lineup in the leadoff spot on Sunday as the Angels' designated hitter.
Ted Brock is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.