Angels Request Release Waivers On Brad Hawpe

AUGUST 4: The Angels tweeted they have requested unconditional release waivers on Hawpe for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release.

JULY 29: The Angels designated DH/right fielder/first baseman Brad Hawpe for assignment to make room for reliever Daniel Stange, tweets Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times.

Hawpe signed a minor league deal with the Angels in April, and returned to the Majors in parts of June and July for the first time in two years.  In 153 Triple-A plate appearances this year, the 34-year-old hit .305/.405/.504.  Hawpe was an 11th round pick of the Rockies in 2000, and hit 99 home runs for them from 2006-09, made an All-Star team, and even received a few MVP votes.

Stange, 27, has four big league appearances to his name, coming in 2010 with Arizona.

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