The Angels have a brand new infielder.
Gio Urshela, who has performed third base and shortstop, was traded to Anaheim from the Minnesota Twins on Friday in trade for minor league pitcher Alejandro Hidalgo.
The Angels designated pitcher Jhonathan Diaz for project to make room for Urshela on the 40-man roster.
In buying Urshela, the Angels deal with an enormous drawback they’d by means of a lot of this previous season: having one other participant on the left facet of the infield who may present offense.
Last season with the Twins, Urshela had profession highs in hits (143) and walks (41) whereas enjoying 144 video games, essentially the most he’s performed in a season. Urshela completed with a .285 common and a .767 on-base-plus-slugging charge. He had a very good second half of the season, batting .317, which ranked eleventh within the American League.
Urshela, 31, performed one season with the Twins after three seasons with the New York Yankees. He has additionally performed for Cleveland and Toronto.