The September 6th, 2011 edition of daily news for the LA Angels including the September call-ups arrive, Hunter wants to retire as an Angel, Garrett Richards might be a solution in the bullpen and much more...
The Monkey Says: As part of that move, they outrighted Freddy Sandoval to make room on the 40-man roster for Navarro. They have also gone on to outright Matt Palmer, recall Tyler Chatwood, promote Trevor Bell and activate Garrett Richards from the DL. It is unlikely any of these players will play a lot even though Scioscia claims he won't hesitate to use them. A few more players like Michael Kohn, Alexi Amarista and Loek Van Mil all could be up in the next week once their respective minor league seasons end.
The Story: Could Garrett Richards fix the bullpen?
The Monkey Says: I like how Scioscia says, "We might not have that luxury." Umm, luxury? Nothing in the Angel bullpen is a luxury. Try a dire need instead. The Angels obviously don't want to mess with Richards' development, but seeing if he could be a weapon out of the pen is worth a shot since he has the natural talent to potentially be very successful in that role.