The Angels claimed three players off waivers on Wednesday: utility infielder
To make room on the 40-man roster for the additions, the team outrighted reliever A.J. Achter, who was claimed off waivers from Philadelphia last week, to triple-A Salt Lake and released catcher
Navarro, 26, reached the big leagues briefly with Baltimore last season after playing eight minor league seasons with four different organizations. He has a career .264 average and a .312 on-base percentage in 972 minor league games. He's considered a strong defender up the middle and also can play third base.
Rasmussen, 26, has a 7.09 earned-run average in 26 2/3 major league innings and a 3.71 ERA in 518 2/3 minor league innings in five organizations. The Pasadena native pitched at UCLA.
LaFramboise, 29, has a 3.63 ERA in 22 1/3 big league innings and a 3.56 ERA in 593 1/3 minor league innings in three organizations. The Downey native played at Rio Hondo College in Whittier.