Dodgers Claim Matt Angle

The Dodgers have claimed outfielder Matt Angle off of waivers, Steve Melewski of tweets. The Dodgers confirmed the news, noting that they moved Rubby De La Rosa to the 60-day DL in a corresponding move (Twitter link). The Orioles designated Angle for assignment to create roster space for Luis Ayala approximately two weeks ago.

Angle debuted with the 2011 Orioles, playing all three outfield positions, and posting a .559 OPS in 95 plate appearances. The 26-year-old spent most of the season at Triple-A, where he posted a .271/.347/.344 line in 489 plate appearances. He hit his first big league home run off of Justin Verlander in Detroit as the right-hander attempted to win his 25th game of the season.

20 Responses to Dodgers Claim Matt Angle Leave a Reply

  1. drjayphd 3 years ago

    A 56 OPS+ in limited time? The Dodgers should’ve claimed Kurt Angle. He could probably muster a 57 OPS+ with a broken freakin’ neck.

    • sherrilltradedooverexperience 3 years ago

      I was hoping more for Madeleine L’Engle

  2. CreativeMace 3 years ago

    I think the Dodgers made the “right” move. I love geometry jokes.

    • CAD_Monkey 3 years ago

      I disagree.  I think this is a very obtuse move.

    • BlueSkyLA
      BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

      It will be the subject of protracted debate.

    • IdontknowwhyIpostonforums 3 years ago

      Not to get off on a tangent here, but…

      Edit: Dang! I should have read further down before posting.

    • Evan3507 3 years ago

      I think they were looking at this signing at the right angle

  3. Michael Yu 3 years ago

    Off waivers*

    Double preposition.

  4. redsx968 3 years ago

    No matter how little this guy amounts to, he can still say he hit his first MLB homer off Verlander. That’s pretty sweet.

  5. Oh brother to all the “Angle” Jokes.

    Anyway, this is very interesting. The Dodgers now have two thirds of our (Orioles) AAA outfield from ’11. Tyler Henson from the beautifully executed Eveland trade and now Angle from the waiver wire. Should be interesting competition for the 4th outfielder in Dodgerland for 2012.

    PS I like Henson for an outside shot at the starting LF’er position. I really do.

    • CreativeMace 3 years ago

      “Oh brother to all the “Angle” Jokes.”

      You can make “acute” comment too. I’m on fire this afternoon!

      • BlueSkyLA
        BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

        That’s some line. So what’s your point? You seem to have gone off on a tangent.

      • JR_Tolls1 3 years ago

        Well at least their statements were congruent.

      • JR_Tolls1 3 years ago

        Well at least their statements were congruent.

    • vtadave 3 years ago

      Ned Colletti, is that you?

      Henson had a .313 OBP in AAA for crying out loud.  Neither he or Angle are competing for anything but a job in Albuquerque.

    • monkeydung 3 years ago

      Dodgers have a pretty strong outfield w/ Ethier, Sands, Gwnn, and Rivera there to support Kemp in CF. Can’t imagine there’s much room for competition in a 4th spot.

  6. orioles 3 years ago

    How many more OFers do they need on the 40-man?  Geeze…

    • mattinglyfan 3 years ago

      Is this like that “How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop” question?

  7. TommyL 3 years ago

    an interesting angle roster addition postulate.

  8. Oh it’s true… it’s true…

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