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Angels Acquire Ernesto Frieri From Padres

May 04, 2012 8:12 AM EST

The Angels have acquired reliever Ernesto Frieri from the Padres in exchange for minor leaguers Alexi Amarista and Donn Roach.

Los Angeles general manager Jerry Dipoto has been looking to add bullpen depth since he got the job in November.

"He misses bats," Dipoto said. "He's got a history of missing bats, he's very good at it. He's been in a middle role for the Padres, who've had deep bullpens. It's the opportunity to go find a cost-effective, effective-on-the-field part of a solution."

Frieri, 26, is 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA and leads the Padres bullpen with 18 strikeouts in 11 appearances.

Via Mark Saxon/ESPN.com