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Angels trade infielder Taylor Featherston to Phillies

Angels trade infielder Taylor Featherston to Phillies

Taylor Featherston, who spent the entire 2015 season with the Angels despite being overmatched most of the time at the plate, was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for a player to be named or cash, the team announced on Wednesday.

Featherston, who was designated for assignment last week, was selected by the Angels in the 2014 Rule 5 draft despite having played at no higher than the double-A level in his first four seasons of professional baseball.

That meant the Angels had to keep him on their big-league roster for the entire 2015 season or risk losing him to a waiver claim or to his former team, the Colorado Rockies.

The speedy and...

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