Former University of Kentucky pitcher Alex Meyer was called up to the majors by the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday.
Meyer, who the Angels added via a trade with the Minnesota Twins on Aug. 1, had missed most of the season with right shoulder strain.
Along with fellow pitcher Ricky Nolasco and cash, Meyer was sent to L.A. for pitchers Hector Santiago and Alan Busenitz.
The 26-year-old 6-foot-9 right-hander had made five appearances in the minor leagues since his return from injury. In his most recent start, he pitched four scoreless innings with six strikeouts for Triple-A Salt Lake on Sept. 1.
“He had a real good outing,” Angels Manager Mike Scioscia told the Orange County Register. “It’s definitely a step forward for him.”
Meyer has struggled in his short time on a major league roster, posting an 0-1 record with a 14.21 ERA in four games, two each in 2015 and 2016.