ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels occupy signed outfielder Juan Lagares and utilityman Phil Gosselin to minor league deals with invitations to spring practising.
Lagares spent plenty of the past eight seasons with the Unusual York Mets, batting .254 with 25 homers and 179 RBIs. He seemed in correct 165 video games over the past three seasons in Unusual York, and he didn’t pronounce a plate look in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season prior to being designated for assignment in August.
Lagares obtained a Gold Glove in 2014, and he remains a right fielder who can play all three outfield spots. He made the all-tournament team this month in the Caribbean Assortment while taking part in for his native Dominican Republic’s Águilas Cibaeñas.
Lagares is anticipated to compete with Taylor Ward, Scott Schebler, Jo Adell and Brandon Marsh for a job as a backup outfielder with the Angels. Justin Upton, Mike Trout and Dexter Fowler are likely to comprise the Halos’ starting outfield.
Gosselin is becoming a member of his seventh indispensable league organization after spending the past two seasons in Philadelphia. He is a occupation .261 hitter who has performed every region instead of catcher and heart field, alongside with his most intensive taking part in time at 2d wicked.
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LA Angels sign utilityman Phil Gosselin, OF Juan Lagares