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Los Angeles Angels make surprising roster moves

The Los Angeles Angels announced on Wednesday that they have optioned four players to Triple-A Salt Lake. Luke Bard, Ryan Buchter, Michael Hermosillo, and Jared Walsh were all sent down. Additionally, Taylor Cole, who had been designated for assignment in order to make room on the 40-man roster for Ryan Buchter, cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Salt Lake.

Cole has the right to reject his assignment to the minors since this will be the second time he has been outrighted, but with the entire Major Leagues on hold in light of the coronavirus, he will probably accept his assignment until he has a better picture of whether another team would be willing to sign him, perhaps when (if) Spring Training opens up for a second time this year.