Angels purchase SS José Iglesias from Orioles for two prospects


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have acquired veteran shortstop José Iglesias from the Baltimore Orioles in a commerce for minor league right-handers Garrett Stallings and Jean Pinto.

The golf equipment introduced the deal Wednesday.

Iglesias batted .373 with three homers and 17 RBIs in 39 video games with the Orioles final season. He struggled with accidents, however posted the very best common within the majors amongst gamers with a minimum of 100 plate appearances.

Baltimore exercised its $3.5 million choice on Iglesias for 2021 final month. He’s becoming a member of his fifth large league membership after 9 seasons spent with Boston, Detroit — the place he made the All-Star crew in 2015 — Cincinnati and Baltimore.

Iglesias’ arrival all however confirms the departure of Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons, who spent the previous 5 seasons enjoying the place in Anaheim. Los Angeles additionally may transfer second baseman David Fletcher full-time to his authentic place at shortstop, though Iglesias has performed just one profession sport at second base and 36 at third base, the place the Angels have Anthony Rendon.

The Angels picked the 23-year-old Stallings within the fifth spherical of the 2019 draft. In addition they signed the 19-year-old Pinto as a world free agent in Could 2019.

Iglesias is the Angels’ second distinguished pickup from Baltimore in two years. Final winter, Los Angeles swung a deal for right-hander Dylan Bundy, who went 6-3 with a 3.29 ERA in 11 principally stellar begins for the Angels and completed ninth within the AL Cy Younger Award voting.

The Angels additionally confirmed a serious upheaval for his or her bullpen in new common supervisor Perry Minasian’s first offseason, saying they didn’t tender contracts to 5 relievers from final season’s roster: left-hander Hoby Milner and right-handers Justin Anderson, Matt Andriese, Keynan Middleton and Hansel Robles. Los Angeles already waived right-hander Cam Bedrosian.


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