Angels demote Jordan Walden, promote Scott Downs to closer

April 26, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays center fielder B.J. Upton (2) reacts as he scores a run past Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Jordan Walden (51) in the ninth inning at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Los Angeles Angels 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Per the Twittersphere:

Walden gave up a two run walkoff home run to Brandon Allen yesterday, but really, he hasn't had much to close this year...he also gave up 2 runs in two-thirds of an inning against Oakland on April 18, but in his other four outings, he's allowed no runs and no hits.

Walden had 32 saves last year, was named to the A.L. All Star team, and finished 7th in the Rookie of the Year balloting.

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