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Texas Rangers add local face to the organization

The great state of Texas can be summed up into three things: food, country music, and baseball. Baseball is considered to be a second religion amongst Texans, which is why we take Texas Rangers baseball very seriously. The defending AL West champs have a following of loyal fans that is unmatched by any other team in the MLB, which is why the recent acquiring of infielder Kyle Kubitza...
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Angels recall Alburquerque, Achter; DFA Kubitza, Huff

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Third baseman Kyle Kubitza and left-hander David Huff have been designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels in the latest shake-up of their injury-plagued roster. The Angels announced several moves Monday before facing Minnesota. The club also selected right-handed relievers Al Alburquerque and A.J. Achter to the major league roster and placed reliever...
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June 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels trying to trade for a bat, Kubitza sent down

The June 29th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels trying to trade for a bat, Kubitza sent down and much more… The Story: Jon Morosi reports that the Angels are looking to trade for a bat.The Monkey Says: In other news, water is wet. He also states the obvious that they would prefer a left-handed hitter who can play left field or slot in as DH and that has...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite Kubitza's rough debut, Scioscia confident he'll bounce back

The hamstring issue facing Los Angeles Angels third baseman David Freese forced the Halos to make a roster move prior to Wednesday's game with the Tampa Bay Rays - so they designated outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis for assignment (as per Jeff Fletcher of the O.C. Register).  The DFA came as a maneuver to free up a roster spot for Kyle Kubitza, a third baseman promoted from Triple-A in...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels call up Kubitza, DFA Nieuwenhuis, recapping Day 3 of the draft

The June 11th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels call up Kubitza, DFA Nieuwenhuis, recapping Day 3 of the draft and much more… The Story: The Angels called up Kyle Kubitza.The Monkey Says: He made his debut last night in place of David Freese who has a balky hamstring. He may not be up for long, but if he impresses in this brief audition, he could stick...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Angels recall Kubitza from Triple-A and cut Nieuwenhuis

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have recalled third baseman Kyle Kubitza from Triple-A Salt Lake and designated outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis for assignment. The moves were made before Wednesday night's game against Tampa Bay. Kubitza was scheduled to make his major league debut Wednesday, filling in for David Freese, who left Tuesday night's 8-2 win over the Rays...
Via Associated Press
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

LA Angels Prospects Countdown #6: Kyle Kubitza

The Angels decided that they needed to acquire a third baseman of the very near future this offseason. Kyle Kubitza ended up being that guy. Did Dipoto make the right choice? Kyle KubitzaIn 10 words or less: More than meets the eye with newly acquired third baseman. (Caveat: I haven’t watched Kubitza play live yet and have watched every single video and read every scouting report...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Sanchez Gives Braves Offseason Even Bigger Prospect Haul

It came as a bit of a surprise to see that the Angels sent teenage lefty Ricardo Sanchez to Atlanta in exchange for Kyle Kubitza (whom Kiley will write up shortly) and Nate Hyatt. Not that Sanchez is so talented that he should be deemed untouchable, it’s simply rare to see someone so young (Sanchez doesn’t turn 18 […]
Via Fangraphs
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves acquire Sanchez from Angels for 2 prospects

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have acquired 17-year-old left-hander Ricardo Sanchez from the Los Angeles Angels for third baseman Kyle Kubitza and right-hander Nate Hyatt. Sanchez, from Venezuela, was recently ranked by Baseball America as the Angels' No. 2 prospect entering the 2015 season. Sanchez compiled a 2-2 record and 3.49 ERA for the Arizona League Angels in his first...
Via Associated Press
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

TRADE ALERT: Angels acquire Kyle Kubitza from Braves for Ricardo Sanchez

The Angels have been concerned with who their third baseman of the future will be. With Kaleb Cowart quickly becoming an epic bust and David Freese a year away from free agency, they decided to address that concern. A deal has been struck where the Angels acquire Kyle Kubitza from the Atlanta Braves, along with Nate Hyatt in exchange for Ricardo Sanchez. Trade is announced. #Angels...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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