Reliever claimed from Angels
The Reds claimed right-handed reliever Ryan Mattheus off of waivers on Wednesday from the Angels.
Expected to arrive in Cincinnati on Thursday, Mattheus was 0-2 with 2.84 ERA in 11 appearances this season for Triple-A Salt Lake. He made one big league appearance for the Angels, working a scoreless inning with one walk and two strikeouts.
The 31-year-old Mattheus spent 2011-14 with the Nationals. His best season was 2012, when he worked a career-high 66 games and posted a 2.85 ERA. The Angels signed him in January.
In 146 career relief appearances, Mattheus is 7-7 with 3.58 ERA.
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