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Angels rethink left-field platoon, cutting ties with Daniel Nava and Craig Gentry

Angels rethink left-field platoon, cutting ties with Daniel Nava and Craig Gentry

One year ago, the tattered collection of players who manned left field for the Angels produced a .592 on-base-plus-slugging percentage, the worst mark in the major leagues that season, and the 10th-worst mark in the last century.

This season, it was often said, could not be any worse. But against all odds, it has been. The eight men who’ve played the position this season have combined for a .583 OPS, the seventh-worst number in the last century.

Saturday, the Angels designated for assignment perhaps the two men most responsible for that failure: Daniel Nava and Craig Gentry. They signed them a week apart in December, opting to form a $2.4-million platoon instead of...

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