The Angels have designated Billy Buckner for assignment, the club announced. Buckner has now been DFA'd three times since the start of the 2013 season. In a related move, Cory Rasmus has been recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake.
Buckner, who turns 30 next week, made two starts and five relief appearances for the Angels this season, posting a 4.67 ERA with 3.6 K/9 and BB/9. He spent the bulk of the year at Triple-A, where he posted a 4.60 ERA with 7.0 K/9 and 4.6 BB/9 in 16 starts.
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