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Angels claim middle infielder Ronald Torreyes off waivers from Yankees

Angels claim middle infielder Ronald Torreyes off waivers from Yankees

The Angels claimed middle infielder Ronald Torreyes, who played briefly for the Dodgers last season, off waivers from the New York Yankees on Monday. To make room on the 40-man roster for Torreyes, left-handed reliever Bobby LaFromboise was designated for assignment.

Torreyes, 23, who has made 489 of his 558 minor league starts at second base or shortstop, appeared in eight games with the Dodgers last September and October, collecting two hits in six at-bats.

He has a career minor league average of .298 and an on-base percentage of .353 with 22 home runs, 253 runs batted in, and almost as many walks (150) as strikeouts (160). It’s possible Torreyes could challenge Johnny...

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