The Los Angeles Angels announced Wednesday that the club has selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Alex Serrano from the Salt Lake Bees. To make room for Serrano on the 25-man roster, the club optioned outfielder Reggie Willits to Salt Lake. These announcements were made by club General Manager Tony Reagins.
Serrano, 27, was 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA (6.2 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 HR, 1 BB, 6 SO, 1 BK) in five games with Salt Lake. His first appearance with the Angels will be his major-league debut. In 2007, Serrano finished 3-5 with four saves and a 5.04 ERA in 47 games with Salt Lake.
A native of Barcelona, Venezuela, Serrano signed with the Angels as a free agent on Dec. 20, 2006. He was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by Colorado on March 16, 1998, and remained with the Rockies' organization until he was first signed by the Angels on July 9, 2005. Serrano will wear uniform No. 68 for the Angels.