Los Angeles Angels recall Jose Suarez, reinstate Tony Watson

Apr 3, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels relief Tony Watson (35) throws against the Chicago White Sox in the sixth inning at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Angels placed a pair of left-handers back on the active roster Sunday, reinstating Tony Watson from the injured list and recalling Jose Suarez from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Right-hander Felix Pena was optioned to Salt Lake following Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Watson, 35, was placed on the injured list April 26 with a left calf strain. He was 1-0 with a 1.08 ERA in nine appearances this season and is 41-25 with a 2.78 ERA in 636 career relief appearances over 11 seasons with four teams. Watson made his debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011.

Suarez, 23, is 0-2 with a 38.57 ERA over two starts and 2 1/3 innings this season. He is in his second big league season after going 2-6 in 2020 with a 7.11 ERA over 19 appearances (15 starts).

Pena, 31, struggled in two relief appearances for the Angels, giving up seven earned runs in 1 2/3 innings. He gave up five of those runs in an inning of work against the Dodgers on Saturday. In 104 career appearances (24 starts) over six seasons, Pena is 15-8 with a 4.66 ERA for the Chicago Cubs and Angels.

–Field Level Media