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Bulger back in major leagues

Jason Bulger's numbers just couldn't be ignored. After being sent down to AAA Salt Lake before the start of the season, the Los Angeles Angels recalled the Brookwood grad to the major leagues on Saturday.

Bulger had a rough first outing, giving up three earned runs in 2/3 of an inning against the Dodgers on Saturday, but followed that up with an inning of scoreless relief on Sunday. The hard-throwing righty, who was acquired in a trade with Arizona in February, was fantastic during his stint in Utah, with a 1-1 record, three saves, a 1.53 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings pitched.

Said Angels manager Mike Scioscia: "Right now, we might just need some innings from him in the middle. He has the upside to pitch at the back end of the bullpen. He's got that kind of stuff."

- From staff reports