YESTERDAY: The Angels have released outfielder Jared Hoying, MLB Trade Rumors’ Steve Adams reports (Twitter link). The team granted the release so Hoying could pursue an opportunity playing in South Korea.
Hoying and the Angels agreed to a minor league deal earlier this offseason. The Rangers outrighted Hoying off their 40-man roster in October, paving the way for his free agency and subsequent deal with Los Angeles.
A 10th-round pick for the Rangers in the 2010 draft, Hoying spent his entire pro career in the Texas organization, hitting .260/.320/.444 over 3544 career plate appearances in the minor leagues. Hoying played most games in center field but saw significant time at all three outfield spots. He made his big league debut in 2016 and saw action in each of the last two seasons for the Rangers, posting a .220/.262/.288 slash line over 126 PA in the majors.