LOS ANGELES -- Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela, released Friday by the California Angels, will report to their Class AA club ,, in Midland, Texas, tomorrow, according to Valenzuela's agent, Tony DeMarco.
Valenzuela, 30, was 0-2 with a 12.15 ERA in two starts. He was placed on the disabled list June 13. Tests found "crimping" in an artery leading to his heart, a condition 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 the Class AAA Edmonton Trappers, and club officials believed he would need more than 20 days to pitch himself back into shape.