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Los Angeles Angels release Bill Hall

The Los Angeles Angels have released utility player Bill Hall.


The Los Angeles Angels have released utility player Bill Hall, according to Alden Gonzalez of

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Hall signed a minor league free agent contract that included an invitation to major league spring training with the Angels in January. Prior to his release, the 33-year-old was competing for a reserve role with the club.

Hall was limited this spring by a calf injury. He appeared in four exhibition contests for the Halos, collecting three hits -- all doubles -- over nine plate appearances.

After being a regular with the Milwaukee Brewers from 2004-09, Hall has appeared in the majors with six teams in the past three years. He spent the 2012 season with the Baltimore Orioles, collecting two hits -- one home run -- and five walks over 14 plate appearances. He spent a majority of the season with Baltimore's Triple-A club, hitting .246/.300/.430 with 18 doubles and 15 home runs over 370 plate appearances.

Over 11 seasons in the majors, Hall owns a career batting line of .248/.308/.436. He's manned second base, third base and shortstop as well as all three outfield positions during his time in the bigs.


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