San Diego, rotation-enhancing outfield depth… Recruitment of Angel + Honeywell
The San Diego Padres started to reinforce their pitching staff and outfield.
San Diego announced on its official website that “the club has signed a one-year major league contract with Adam Angel for the 2023 season.” The size of the contract was not disclosed.
Angel has played in the big leagues since 2017 and has worn a Chicago White Sox uniform throughout his career. He can’t show much in batting with a career batting average of 0.225, 30 homers, 123 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.631, but he can record double-digit stolen bases, and above all, he is a good defensive player.
He has been active in all outfield positions for six seasons and is a good defensive player with a DRS of 21. San Diego wants the Angel to add depth to his speed and defensive abilities. 메이저사이트
In addition to Angel, San Diego acquired right-handed pitcher Brent Honeywell Jr. Honeywell is on a split contract, getting $725,000 if he plays in the majors and $200,000 in the minors.
Honeywell first stepped on the big league stage wearing a Tampa Bay Rays uniform for the 2021 season. He signed with the Oakland Athletics this season, but did not receive a major league call-up due to a right elbow injury. He has been lackluster this season with a 3 loss, 7.08 ERA and 24 strikeouts in Single-A and Triple-A.
Despite this sluggishness, San Diego judged that he could play a good role, and if he shows good form in spring training, he is expected to take on the role of a fifth starting resource or swingman.
The team’s 40-man roster is full with San Diego’s acquisition of two players. If additional recruits are made, the club needs to move.