The Angels announced today that they have designated outfielder Michael Hermosillo for assignment. Meanwhile, left-hander Jose Quijada was reinstated from the injured list and will return to the Angels’ alternate training site.
The 25-year-old has been up and down with the Halos over the past three seasons, tallying a combined 118 plate appearances with a .188/.288/.287 slash in that time. A former 28th-round pick, Hermosillo does possess a much more solid .361/.344/.478 slash in parts of three seasons at the Triple-A level, but he’s yet to see any of that carry over to the big leagues.
The Angels will have a week to trade Hermosillo, release him or place him on outright waivers. He can be optioned for the remainder of this year but will be out of minor league options in 2021, which likely hurts his chances of being picked up by another club, though.