Angels Outright John Hester, Robert Carson

The Angels have outrighted catcher John Hester and lefty Robert Carson, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times tweets. The moves create two openings on the Angels' 40-man roster, which DiGiovanna points out will likely be needed for non-roster invitees who make the Angels' roster out of camp.

Hester, 30, has a career .216/.294/.351 line in 232 career big-league plate appearances. He appeared in just one game with the Angels in 2013, spending most of the season at Triple-A Salt Lake. Carson, 25, pitched 19 2/3 innings out of the Mets' bullpen in 2013, posting an 8.24 ERA with 3.7 K/9 and 3.2 BB/9. He fared better in 44 1/3 innings at Triple-A Las Vegas, with a 4.06 ERA there. The Angels claimed him from the Mets in October.


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13 Comments on "Angels Outright John Hester, Robert Carson"


Melvin McMurf
1 year 5 months ago

biggest move the angels have made so far

RyanWKrol
1 year 5 months ago

Carlos Pena and Brandon Lyon moved to the 40 man?

RSBuletz
1 year 5 months ago

If I’m not mistaken, that leaves only two catchers on the 40-man now. That has to be rectified shortly also. Torrealba movin’-on-up perhaps.

Matt Galvin
1 year 5 months ago

Yes

Matt Galvin
1 year 5 months ago

Yes

RyanWKrol
1 year 5 months ago

I forgot about that. I’m now thinking possibly Torrealba and Wade LeBlanc being added so the team can use them both in an emergency.

JTGleason
1 year 5 months ago

LeBlanc has had twice more MLB starts than the #3-5 pegged rotation starters, but has done his better work as a swingman. He may end up taking J.Williams former role, and might be more reliable. Torrealba was a good pickup because they had -nada- after Conger/Iannetta.

Adam R
1 year 5 months ago

Blanton still has a spot though?

Melvin McMurf
1 year 5 months ago

have to keep him for rotation depth

RyanWKrol
1 year 5 months ago

They can just call up Matt Shoemaker or Wade LeBlanc.

Melvin McMurf
1 year 5 months ago

season over….oh wait, it already is

RyanWKrol
1 year 5 months ago

He’ll likely be gone.

Lilstackhustla
1 year 5 months ago

Tough week for dudes with the last name Hester