Found December 23, 2011 on MLB Trade Rumors:
The Angels have signed outfielder Ryan Langerhans, right-hander Eric Hurley, and catcher Robinzon Diaz according to Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times (on Twitter). All three players received minor league contracts. Langerhans, 32 in February, hit just .173/.317/.346 in 64 plate appearances for Seattle in 2011. He did post a monstrous .311/.437/.573 batting line in 426 plate appearances split between the Mariners' and Diamondbacks' Triple-A affiliates, however. The left-handed hitter has always been adept at drawing walks (13.0% of his career plate appearances), and the advanced metrics generally like his glovework. Hurley, 26, returned to the mound in 2011 after missing all of 2009 and 2010 due to major shoulder surgery. The former Rangers' top prospect pitched to a 5.55 ERA with 4.9 K/9 and 3.8 BB/9 in 84 1/3 innings across 16 starts for Texas' Triple-A affiliate this past season. Hurley made five starts for the Rangers in 2008, allowing 15 runs in 24 2/3...

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The Three Wise Men of Angels Baseball

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The Los Angeles Angels sign Robinzon Diaz

The Angels have signed 28-year old righty swinging catcher Robinzon Diaz to a minor league deal. Diaz played in 55 games in AA+AAA-ball last year for the Rangers and he was 63 for 198 (.318 avg, .797 OPS) with 32 runs scored, 7 homers and 22 RBIs. He last played in the majors back in 2009 with the Pirates. Diaz has now played in 44 games in his first two years in the majors and...

The Los Angeles Angeles sign Ryan Langerhans

The Angels have signed 31-year old lefty swinging outfielder Ryan Langerhans to a minor league deal. He played in 19 games for the Mariners last year and he was 9 for 52 (.173 avg, .664 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 3 homers an 6 RBIs. Langerhans has now played in 591 games in his first 9 years in the majors and he is 280 of 1,238 (.226 avg, .705 OPS) with 174 runs scored, 33 homers...
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