Angels Sign Brad Hawpe

The Angels have signed Brad Hawpe to a minor league deal, according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register (on Twitter). Hawpe, who is represented by the Beverly Hills Sports Council, will report to extended Spring Training.

The 33-year-old Hawpe didn't appear in the Majors last season after joining the Rangers on a pair of minor league deals. His last big league action came with the Padres in 2011 when he batted .231/.301/.344 in 216 plate appearances before undergoing Tommy John surgery. From 2006-09, Hawpe was a middle-of-the-order threat for the Rockies, hitting .288/.384/.514 (124 OPS+) and averaging 25 homers per season.

Hawpe had signed a minor league deal with the Pirates this offseason but was released on March 23 after hitting .139/.225/.222 in 16 games (36 at-bats).

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