The Los Angeles Angels acquired left-handed pitcher Jose Alvarez from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for infielder Andrew Romine on Friday.
Alvarez, 24, appeared in 14 games with the Tigers last year while spending the majority of the season with Class AAA Toledo, where he was named the organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Year. He went 8-6 with a 2.80 ERA in 21 games (20 starts) for Toledo.
Alvarez made his major-league debut last year and went 1-5 with a 5.82 ERA in 14 games (six starts).
Romine, 28, batted .259 with nine runs scored, three doubles and 10 RBI in 47 games for the Angels in 2013. He also batted .287 with 16 doubles, five triples, four home runs, 39 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 89 games for Class AAA Salt Lake.
In 74 career games with the Angels, Romine batted .250 with 13 runs scored, 16 doubles, 11 RBI and three stolen bases in 74 games.