The Angels have designated outfielder/first baseman Marc Krauss for assignment, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports (Twitter link). The transaction opens up a spot on the Halos’ 40-man roster for the newly-acquired Kyle Kubitza.
Originally selected in the second round of the 2009 draft by the Diamondbacks, Krauss was dealt to the Astros as part of the Chris Johnson trade in 2012. Krauss hit .200/.274/.341 with 10 homers over 354 plate appearances for the Astros during the 2013-14 seasons. Los Angeles claimed him off waivers from Houston last month. Krauss, 27, has an impressive .278/.375/.479 slash line and 78 homers over 2262 minor league PA.
Krauss is one of 10 players currently residing in “DFA Limbo,” as per the MLB Trade Rumors DFA Tracker.