The Angels, unable to deal for a pitcher thus far, acquired catcher Charlie O'Brien from the Chicago White Sox and called up third baseman Troy Glaus from triple-A Vancouver.
O'Brien came relatively cheap. The Angels gave up pitchers Jason Stockstill and Brian Tokarse, who were at Class-A Lake Elsinore. O'Brien is on the disabled list because of a broken right thumb, but is eligible to be activated Monday.
O'Brien, in his 13th season, will likely assume much of the catching chores from Matt Walbeck and Phil Nevin, both of whom have struggled this month. O'Brien was hitting .262 with four home runs and 18 runs batted in before his injury. He is a good defensive catcher and handles pitchers well.