Jack McDowell was activated from the 60-day disabled list by Anaheim on Saturday and started serving a four-game suspension.
McDowell, out since June 1 because of pain in his right elbow, was penalized for his involvement in a brawl at Kansas City on June 2.
Two bench-clearing brawls and a several beanballs led to 12 ejections, and 14 people were suspended and/or fined. Anaheim manager Terry Collins and Kansas City manager Tony Muser both received eight-game suspensions.
"Jack's coming off arm problems but we think it's a big lift for us," Collins said.
McDowell is scheduled to start Thursday against Detroit. To make room, the Angels designated left-hander Greg Cadaret for assignment. Cadaret was 1-2 with a 4.14 ERA.
McDowell made three rehab starts in the minors, going 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA. In seven starts with Anaheim, McDowell is 1-2 with a 4.76 ERA.
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