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Angels boost infield depth with Rule 5 selections
Angels boost infield depth with Rule 5 selections

The Angels bolstered their infield depth in the Rule 5 draft on Thursday, acquiring utility man Taylor Featherston for cash from the Chicago Cubs, who had selected Featherston from Colorado’s double-A team in the major league phase of the draft. Featherston, 25, hit .260 with a .322 on-base percentage, .439 slugging percentage, 16 home runs, 33 doubles and 57 runs batted in in 127 games for double-A Tulsa last season. A fifth-round pick out of Texas Christian University in 2011, Featherston can play shortstop, second base and third base, and the Angels believe that he is athletic enough to play the outfield if necessary. Featherston is expected to compete for a utility infield...

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