Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela, released last Friday by the California Angels, will report to their Double A farm club at Midland, Texas, Friday, according to Valenzuela's agent, Tony DeMarco.
Valenzuela, 30, was 0-2 with a 12.15 earned run average in two attempts at winning the fifth spot in the starting rotation. He was placed on the disabled list June 13, a day after his second start, when an abnormality was found in his cardiogram.
Further tests found "crimping" in an artery leading to his heart, a condition that was not deemed serious. He was cleared to resume pitching July 1 but didn't rejoin the Angels because he sought a 20-day rehabilitation assignment to Triple A Edmonton, and club officials believed he would need more than 20 days to pitch himself back into shape.