The Angels are in agreement with free-agent infielder/outfielder Dustin Ackley on a minor league contract, reports MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter). It’ll be the second go-around with the Halos for Ackley, who is represented by the Boras Corporation.
Once the No. 2 overall pick in the MLB draft (2009), Ackley’s career cratered after a promising debut with the 2011 Mariners. The UNC product hit .273/.348/.417 with six homers, 16 doubles, seven triples and six steals in 376 plate appearances as a rookie, but he’d go on to bat just .235/.296/.358 over his next 1971 PAs in the Majors from 2012-16.
Ackley spent the 2017 season with the Angels’ Triple-A affiliate in Salt Lake, where he batted .261/.340/.376 in 505 plate appearances. Now 30 years of age, Ackley has experience at all three outfield positions as well as at second base and first base, so he’ll give the Halos some depth across the board and an experienced bat to plug into the lineup in Triple-A.