Angels sign Luis Rodriguez to minor-league deal

Leon Halip

The veteran infielder will compete for a bench spot with the Halos this spring.

The Los Angeles Angels have signed veteran infielder Luis Rodriguez to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training, reports Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com.

The signing of Rodriguez makes up for the loss of Angel Sanchez, who was snatched away from the Halos by the White Sox in the Rule 5 Draft a few weeks ago. The 32-year-old Rodriguez will likely compete with Andrew Romine and recent acquisition Brendan Harris for the spot on the Angels' bench that was occupied by Maicer Izturis for the last eight seasons.

Rodriguez has six years of big-league experience as a back-up infielder but has not appeared in the major since 2011, when he played in 44 games for the Seattle Mariners. The switch-hitter spent the 2012 season with the Mariners' Triple-A affiliate, hitting a solid .296/.389/.452 with 12 home runs in 102 games.

He is a career .238/.314/.324 hitter with 10 home runs in 407 major-league games.

Mlbdd-twitter-insert_medium

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker