That is the second time this season that Villar finds himself designated for task. He started the 12 months with the Cubs, however the utility man hit simply .222/.271/.327 in 166 plate appearances with the Cubs. He didn’t fare a lot better with the Angels, hitting simply .163/.226/.224 throughout 54 plate appearances.
Coincidentally, the 31-year-old made two errors in final evening’s ballgame, and whereas that alone wouldn’t be the rationale to DFA Villar, the bat-first Villar has lengthy been seen as a subpar defender, regardless of his versatility. With the Angels all however out of postseason rivalry, they could want to make use of the roster spot on somebody with a longer-term future in Los Angeles.
Sierra, 26, isn’t essentially that man, however he does convey just a little extra youth to the roster spot. The speedy outfielder has not but appeared within the Majors this season after spending the final 4 campaigns with the Marlins. Sierra has earned his alternative with strong play in Triple-A the place he has slashed .297/.358/.437 in 311 plate appearances.