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Angels Recall Brown, Option Wilson to Salt Lake

April 30, 2008 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) Salt Lake Bees

SALT LAKE CITY (April 30, 2008) - The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim announced today that the club has optioned catcher Bobby Wilson to triple-A Salt Lake and recalled infielder Matt Brown to the Angels from Salt Lake.

Wilson, 25, made his major league debut with the Angels on April 28, recording his first hit, a single, in his first at bat against the Oakland Athletics. Wilson has appeared in 16 games for the Bees in 2008, hitting .339 with 12 RBI and six doubles. The Dunedin, Fla. native was originally selected by the Angels in the 48th round of the 2002 draft.

Brown, 25, owns a team-high .425 batting average with the Bees in 2008, along with 23 RBI, six home runs, 11 doubles and three triples. Named Pacific Coast League Hitter of the Week for April 3-13, the Bellevue, Wash. native made his major league debut in 2007, appearing in four games for the Angels. Brown was originally selected by the Angels in the 10th round of the 2001 draft.

The 22-2 Salt Lake Bees continue a four-game road stand this morning against the Memphis Redbirds at 10:05 a.m. For more information about Bees season tickets, which start as low as $7 per game, please call 325-BEES.

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