Oakland A’s Chad Smith headed to LA Angels

FILE -- This Aug. 7, 1996, file photo, shows the Oakland Coliseum in transition from baseball to football field configuration in Oakland, Calif. A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of antitrust claims in a lawsuit by the city of San Jose against Major League Baseball, which accused the sport of illegally blocking a proposed move of the Oakland Athletics to the area, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have acquired right-hander Chad Smith from the Oakland Athletics for cash considerations.

The Angels announced the deal Friday.

Los Angeles also recalled right-hander Ryan Mattheus and optioned Efren Navarro to Triple-A Salt Lake.

The A’s designated Smith for assignment on Thursday after he struggled in two major league appearances. He gave up four runs while getting just one out Wednesday at Minnesota.

Smith made his major league debut last June for the Detroit Tigers, but was designated for assignment in February.

Smith was assigned to Salt Lake. He was 1-1 with a 2.31 ERA and two saves for Oakland’s Triple-A affiliate in Nashville this season.

Smith is a Southern California native who pitched at USC.

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