The Angels have designated infielder Tommy Field for assignment in order to clear room on the roster for right-hander Vinnie Pestano, who was acquired from the Indians less than an hour ago, tweets Mike DiGiovanna of the L.A. Times.
The 27-year-old Field hasn’t appeared with the Halos since last season, but he’s put together a strong campaign for Triple-A Salt Lake. The former Rockies farmhand has slashed a solid .285/.351/.440 with seven homers and five steals in 382 trips to the plate. Field is primarily a shortstop, but he’s seen some time at second base and third base as well this season. He could be of interest to a team in need of infield depth, as evidenced by the fact that he hasn’t been easy to sneak through waivers in the past. The Twins claimed Field off waivers from the Rockies back in 2012, only to lose him on waivers to the Angels a few weeks later.