Angels call up Cory Rasmus

kprice@ledger-enquirer.comAugust 23, 2013 

Former Russell County High standout Cory Rasmus will get another shot with a Major League club after the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim called him up Friday from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Rasmus had two short stays with the Atlanta Braves earlier this season. The Braves traded him to the Angels for Scott Downs on July 29.

The 6-foot, 200-pound right-hander pitched in nine games for Salt Lake, which is in the Pacific Coast League. He went 1-1 with three saves and a 2.79 ERA.

Rasmus spent much of the early season with the Braves' Triple-A affiliate in Gwinnett.

In both of his minor-league stops, he went 4-2 with 17 saves and a 1.94 ERA.

In three games with the Braves, Rasmus was 0-0 with a 8.10 ERA.

The Angels released right-hander Billy Buckner to make room for Rasmus.

The Angels, who start a series at Seattle Friday night, are 55-71 and 18½ games behind Texas in the American League West.

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