Ernesto Frieri News Archive
Frieri allowed a walk-off homer Tuesday and has surrendering six earned runs on nine hits in three innings since coming over to Pittsburgh in early July.
Frieri had a rough outing Thursday, surrendering five runs and five hits while recording just one out.
Frieri has been traded to the Pirates for Jason Grilli.
Frieri will be officially replaced by Joe Smith as the Angels' closer for the time being, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Kevin Jepsen was used in a save situation Saturday against the Rangers, perhaps indicating that Frieri has once again lost his hold on the position.