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DETROIT -- Change is coming to the Los Angeles Angels. Alterraun Verner Jersey .Starting Saturday.Los Angeles Manager Mike Scioscia swapped right-hander Jhoulys Chacin out of the rotation for Saturdays start against the Detroit Tigers and switched him with left-hander Brett Oberholtzer.Were going to take a look at Obie and weve got some other guys were going to take a look at as we take the turn into September, Scioscia said.Scioscia wouldnt be pinned down as to exactly who those other guys might be, but Los Angeles is thin on minor league talent so any pitcher with a ceiling higher than your head is likely to be considered.Whether the youngster is on the 40-man roster will be a consideration, as will readiness for the majors. Sometimes a manager wants a young pitcher who isnt ready to get a taste of what he needs to do to be successful in the majors, or get used to the atmosphere for his next try.Chacin boasts a 2.55 ERA in relief.He did have a good start against the Yankees but in the broad picture of how hes pitched this year I think that coming out of the pen is somewhere where hes performed better and done a good job for us, Scioscia said.Oberholtzer (3-2, 5.27 ERA overall; 1-0, 9.00 with Los Angeles) makes his first start of the season and fourth appearance for Los Angeles. He has only faced Detroit twice in his career, going 0-1 with a 3.65 ERA.Hopefully he can settle in and do what we project he can do as a starter, Scioscia said. Hes got really good command, he changes speeds well. We definitely want to give him a look.Hes obviously not stretched out to the 75 or 90-pitch range. But he should be hopefully enough to get to a point of the game where we can still manage it. And we feel thatll happen.Rookie flash Michael Fulmer (10-4, 2.58 ERA) makes his 21st start for Detroit, with six days between games as Detroit took advantage of a day off to push him back and keep his innings count what it feels is reasonable.Were going to try and push Fulmer (back) again, manager Brad Ausmus of Detroit said, noting the Tigers are off Thursday. Im not sure exactly how far. Well use the off-day to his advantage, although he wont agree with it, but we think its to his advantage.Fulmer beat the Angels in his only start against them in Anaheim on June 1, tossing 7 2/3 innings of two-hit shutout ball. This will be only his seventh start at Comerica Park.Detroit ran its winning streak to five games Friday night with a 4-2 victory over the visiting Angels.Justin Upton smacked his fourth home run of the week -- good for 11 RBI. The run coincides with a three-day break in which he worked on changes to his swing.You get three days off its a mental reset, but it allows him the time to work on some things, Ausmus said. I know exactly what they were working on, and you can see it. Hopefully it continues.His history shows that hes capable of going on tears like this. Quite frankly I hope he goes on a prolonged tear for five weeks, even longer if necessary. William Hayes Jersey . How great will be revealed in the next couple of days at the board of governors meeting in Pebble Beach, Calif. Stephone Anthony Jersey . The Olympic champion curler and TSN curling analyst immediately went online to look at the Halls long list of honoured members. Thats when the enormity of the honour sunk in. http:///...y-fasano-jersey.html . Hazard cut in from the left and scored with a swerving right-footed shot for ninth goal of the season, which proved to be enough for the victory despite Chelseas forwards again lacking a cutting edge up front. CLEVELAND -- Coco Crisps season has improved dramatically, and now the Indians hope he can upgrade theirs, too.Cleveland added much-needed outfield depth and postseason experience on Wednesday by acquiring Crisp in a trade with the Oakland Athletics. The AL Central leaders sent minor league pitcher Colt Hynes to the As for cash and Crisp, who began his career with the Indians in 2002 and returns to a team looking to play deep into October.Crisp waived his rights as a player with 10 years of experience, five with the same team, for the deal to be approved.Hes excited, Indians president Chris Antonetti said before the Indians wrapped up their series with Minnesota. He had the ability to not go anywhere, and Coco chose to come here.The Athletics agreed to give $1,673,497 to the Indians to help offset Crisps contract, half payable on Sept. 15 and the rest on Sept. 30.The 36-year-old Crisp gives Indians manager Terry Francona another switch-hitter, more speed and a player who knows his way around October. Crisp has played in 31 postseason games and won a World Series with the Boston Red Sox -- under Francona -- in 2007.The Indians were in the market for another outfielder after Michael Brantley had to undergo season-ending surgery and Abraham Almonte was disqualified from the postseason following an 81-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs.Crisp is scheduled to join the Indians on Thursday and will officially be added to the roster Friday. Because he was acquired ahead of Wednesdays postseason-eligibility deadline, the outfielder will be able to play for the Indians if they make the playoffs.Hes got history here in Cleveland I have history with him, so I think that makes adding somebody at this time in the season a lot easier, Francona said. Weve been through so much as a team and we want to remain a team. I think Coco has a really good chance of sliding iin here and being a part of what were doing really quickly. Xavien Howard Jersey. Crisp batted .235 with 11 homers and 47 RBI in 102 games this season. He played 58 games in left field and 36 in center for the As, who are in last place in the AL West.He was the longest-tenured player on Oaklands roster and his trade comes two weeks after Crisp told the San Francisco Chronicle he felt the As had reduced his playing time so he wouldnt reach plateaus so his $13 million option for next season would vest.Cocos been here a long time, hes been in the game a long time, As general manager David Forst said. Nobody begrudges him saying what he feels -- obviously we disagreed. Clearly it wasnt a situation where we had to get rid of him. He was still helping us against right-handed pitching and its not like he was a problem in the clubhouse.No, didnt feel like we had to do something. Im not sure we necessarily would have if this opportunity had not come up.The Indians were up front with Crisp about his playing time.The way hell likely be used here wont get him enough plate appearances or games to have that option vest, and Coco was good with that, Antonetti said. He understood that.Crisp played in 415 games over four seasons with the Indians from 2002-05. He batted .287 after joining the Indians, who acquired him from St. Louis as part of the deal for left-hander Chuck Finley. Cleveland packaged Crisp in a six-player deal with the Red Sox in 2006.Crisp also played one season for Kansas City.Hynes, a 31-year-old lefty, played 22 games for San Diego in 2013 and five games for Toronto last year. This season, he was a combined 3-1 with a 3.99 ERA in 38 games in Triple-A and Double-A.---AP Sports Writer Janie McCauley in San Francisco contributed to this report. 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