The Angels introduced that they’ve claimed outfielder Steven Duggar off waivers from the Rangers. In an effort to create an area for him on the 40-man roster, they’ve designated Dillon Thomas for project.
Duggar, 28, was a sixth-round draft choose of the Giants in 2015 who came visiting to the Rangers in June in change for Willie Calhoun. Final 12 months was his greatest and lengthiest exhibiting within the huge leagues, as he acquired into 107 video games for the Giants, hitting .257/.330/.437 for a wRC+ of 107. Sadly, he hasn’t been in a position to construct on that right here in 2022, lacking over two months because of an indirect pressure and not likely getting right into a groove when wholesome. Between San Fran and Texas, he’s hit .189/.241/.245, wRC+ of 39, placing out in 48.3% of his plate appearances on the 12 months.
Regardless of these poor outcomes this season, the Angels will give him a shot and see if he can recapture something resembling his 2021 type. The necessity for an outfielder arose final evening, when Mickey Moniak was trying a bunt and the ball hit his finger. After the sport, interim supervisor Phil Nevin advised reporters that the information was not good, per Sam Blum of The Athletic. Immediately, the membership has introduced that Moniak has a fractured left center finder, relays Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. The timeline of his harm continues to be not recognized, but it surely was sufficient that the membership was motivated to exit and seize Duggar. Moniak himself tells Bollinger that it’s unclear if he’s out for the season, which suggests he received’t be returning quickly.
As for Thomas, that is the third time he’s gone gently into DFA limbo in latest months. He signed a minor league cope with the Angels within the offseason, getting chosen to the roster in June. After only a few days with the Angels, he was designated for project and was claimed by the Astros. After simply over per week in Houston’s system, he was designated once more, returning to the Angels on one other waiver declare and right this moment getting DFA’d for a 3rd time. He’s solely performed eight MLB video games and made 14 plate appearances amid all these transactions. He’s fared properly in 73 Triple-A video games, nevertheless, break up between the Angels’ and Astros’ orgs. His line on the 12 months is .294/.389/.500, wRC+ of 123.