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Angels acquire Kyle Kubitza, who could be third baseman of future
Angels acquire Kyle Kubitza, who could be third baseman of future

The Angels might have netted their third baseman of the future on Thursday when they acquired Kyle Kubitza and reliever Nate Hyatt from the Atlanta Braves for top pitching prospect Ricardo Sanchez, a 17-year-old left-hander from Venezuela. With current third baseman David Freese entering his free-agent year and struggling third-base prospect Kaleb Cowart stalled at the double-A level, General Manager Jerry Dipoto hoped to acquire a young third baseman who could be ready to take over the job in 2016. Kubitza, 24, could be the answer. A third-round pick out of Texas State University in 2011, Kubitza hit .295 with a .405 on-base percentage, .470 slugging percentage, eight homers, 11...

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