Angels' Jordan Walden Hits DL With Bicep Strain

Toronto, ON, Canada; Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jordan Walden delivers a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

The former Angels closer is going to be shut down for a time.

In 2011, Jordan Walden burst on the major-league scene with the Los Angeles Angels; the rookie took over as the team's closer, posted 32 saves and made the All-Star team.

In 2012 -- not so much. Walden lost his closer job to Ernesto Frieri, and stumbled through the first half of the season, posting a 3.86 ERA and 1.571 WHIP in 31 appearances; he has just one save this year. And now, he's going to sit for at least 15 days:

The move, according to this tweet from Victor Rojas, is retroactive to July 9, so Walden will be eligible to come off the disabled list ten days from now. It's probably designed more to give him some rest, more than for any injury that's serious.

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