It’s an understatement to say that Angels’ DH Shea Hillenbrand is an expendable player. He’s hitting .236/.250/.311 in 148 ABs, the third-worst hitting performance in baseball according to VORP. Only Jason Kendall and Chone Figgins have done more damage to their teams.
Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times writes that the return of Garret Anderson and Vladimir Guerrero’s need to DH could spell the end of the Shea Hillenbrand Era in L.A. It was a lousy signing to begin with; $6.5MM wasted. At least it was just money. Brian Sabean gave away Jeremy Accardo to acquire Hillenbrand last year.
So, who wants a double-play machine with no glove? Tough call. Open DH jobs are hard to come by. Maybe the Giants would want him back, or the Tigers or Orioles could plug him in at first base.