The Angels on Friday agreed to send a player to be named later or cash to Cleveland in exchange for right-hander Austin Adams.
Adams, 30, has a 6.29 earned-run average in 53 career appearances, all in relief. He split last season between the Indians and their triple-A affiliate.
To make room for Adams on their 40-man roster, the Angels designated Deolis Guerra for assignment. Guerra logged a 3.21 ERA in 44 relief appearances for the club last season. A Rule 5 selection, the 27-year-old right-hander did not make the team out of spring training but over time became one of Manager Mike Scioscia’s preferred bullpen options. He walked only seven men in 53 1/3 innings.