Speier gets unconditional release

Updated: August 11, 2009, 10:56 PM ET
Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels unconditionally released right-hander Justin Speier on Tuesday night, finally tired of waiting for the veteran reliever to regain his form.

Speier was 4-2 with a 5.18 ERA in 41 appearances for the Angels, whose historically reliable bullpen has struggled this season. He is due $4.75 million this season and $5.25 million in 2010.

The Angels dropped Speier four days after the struggling reliever gave up three homers in one inning by the Texas ...

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