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Angels acquire infielder Ryan Jackson from Royals for Drew Butera
Angels acquire infielder Ryan Jackson from Royals for Drew Butera

The Angels have acquired infielder Ryan Jackson from the Kansas City Royals for backup catcher Drew Butera, who was designated for assignment on Monday. The move bolstered the Angels’ organizational depth at shortstop, where three players — Eric Stamets (double-A Arkansas), Roberto Baldoquin (Class-A Inland Empire) and Jake Yacinich (Class-A Burlington) — recently suffered left-shoulder injuries that sent them to the disabled list. It put a dent in the team’s catching depth, removing a strong-armed veteran who provided solid defense, but with the Angels likely to lose Butera to a waiver claim or possibly free agency, they were at least able to get something in...

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