Angels sign LH Scott Snodgress …
The Angels signed left-hander Scott Snodgress to a Minor League deal with a Spring Training invite on Wednesday.
Snodgress, 25, posted a 4.01 ERA in 29 games (21 starts) in the White Sox Double-A and Triple-A affiliates last year and made four Major League appearances, giving up four earned runs in 2 1/3 innings. With the Angels, though, he’ll work as a reliever, competing for the final spot in their bullpen or joining the likes of Jeremy McBryde, Vinnie Pestano, Cam Bedrosian, Atahualpa Severino, Jairo Diaz and Dan Reynolds in Triple-A.
Snodgress was originally a fifth-round Draft pick by the White Sox in 2011 and has a 3.84 ERA in his four-year Minor League career. Last year, he held opposing left-handed hitters to a .536 OPS in the Minors.
“He’s 6-6, big-body guy with downhill angle and a low slot, and we saw a velocity spike once he went to the bullpen that made him an intriguing pickup as a Minor League free agent,” Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said.
— Alden Gonzalez