Angels Designate Billy Buckner For Assignment

The Angels announced that they have designated right-hander Billy Buckner for assignment.  The move will allow the Halos to reinstate fellow right-hander Kevin Jepsen from the disabled list.

Buckner, 29, started on Saturday against the Royals and gave the club five scoreless innings on their way to a 7-0 victory.  In parts of five big league seasons, Buckner owns a 6.03 ERA with 6.6 K/9 and 3.6 BB/9.  THe right-hander made eight starts in Triple-A Salt Lake prior to his brief 2013 major league stint and posted a 4.56 ERA with 7.6 K/9 and 4.8 BB/9.

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