The Angels cleared a spot on their 40-man roster by outrighting Bobby Cassevah. The right-handed reliever has 72 hours to either accept his assignment to the minor-league side or become a free agent. "He just wasn't really at a point right now to go out and win a position with us," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "There's a possibility of him coming back to earn a spot, try to get on our depth chart, but right now he wasn't throwing the ball the way he's capable and there's a lot of guys we need to see." Cassevah appeared in his only game this spring Sunday against the Oakland A's, allowing a single and walking two before escaping the jam. The move comes as Cassevah was hoping to move past a disappointing 2012 season. He hurt his shoulder in spring training last year and pitched in just four major-league games all year, walking six and surrendering four runs in five innings (7.20 ERA). At Triple-A Salt Lake, Cassevah went 4-1 with a 6.22 ERA in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, recording 10 saves in 12 opportunities. "A couple years ago Bobby really put himself solidly on our team," Scioscia said, "and gradually because he was banged up he slid off our depth chart a bit and didn't quite get back on it."
Right-hander Cassevah knocked off Angels roster
L.A. Daily News | Mar 1