Reliever was returned by Oakland

Updated: April 9, 2010, 7:06 PM ET
By Mark Saxon |

ANAHEIM -- In need of a little extra pitching, the Angels recalled reliever Bobby Cassevah from Triple-A Salt Lake Friday afternoon and sent down utility infielder Robb Quinlan.

Cassevah was plucked from the Angels' roster Dec. 10 in the Rule 5 draft, but returned when the A's decided he wouldn't make their 25-man roster. Cassevah pitched one scoreless inning for Salt Lake Thursday night in their season opener.

He went 1-0 with a 1.08 ERA in spring training. Quinlan was on a minor league contract, so he had no choice other than to accept the demotion. He hasn't played in a minor league game -- other than on an injury rehab assignment --since 2004.

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Mark Saxon
Mark Saxon is a staff writer for He spent six years at the Orange County Register, and began his career at the Oakland Tribune, where he started an 11-year journey covering Major League Baseball. He has also covered colleges, including USC football and UCLA basketball.