Double-A outfielder Travis Witherspoon has been claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels by the Seattle Mariners, who designated catcher Henry Blanco for assignment.
Witherspoon, 24, spent last season at Double-A Arkansas, where he hit .214 with 18 doubles, 11 homers and 30 stolen bases.
The 42-year-old Blanco appeared in 35 games for the Mariners this year. He was brought...
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October 08, 2013
First move for the new season??? Witherspoon is No. 13 Angels prospect according to MLB.com for what its worth.
Additionally, OF Travis Witherspoon was claimed off waivers by Seattle.
— Angels PR (@LAAngelsPR) October 8, 2013
To make room Blanco was let go.
#Mariners claim AA outfielder Travis Witherspoon off waivers from LAA; DFA catcher Henry Blanco...
The MWAH prospect countdown marches on with a toolsy outfielder that somehow managed to turn in two polar opposite seasons in the same year.
Position: OF Highest Level: Double-A
Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6'2" Weight: 190 lbs.
Age: 23 Born: 4/16/89
2012 Season Stats
High-A: 306 PA, .319 AVG, .399 OBP, .470 SLG, 10 2B, 5 3B...
Our AngelsWin.com minor league photographer Jeremy Long was recently credentialed by MLB.com with a photographer's pass and captured some amazing shots of three of our top ten prospects heading into 2013 in Travis Witherspoon, Randal Grichuk & Kaleb Cowart. See the slideshow under my reports!
In talking to a scout recently and Jeremy who has seen these three guys this...
Sam Farber, the IE 66ers Director of Broadcasting reflects on the 2012
High-A Angels affiliate, its players and the season he saw. He gives in
depth reports on CJ Cron, Kaleb Cowart, Randal Grichuk, Taylor Lindsey,
Nick Maronde, and Travis Witherspoon. He also talks about some of the
players he saw around the California League.
Click below to watch our interview with the...
By Scott Stedman - AngelsWin.com Prospect Reporter
Salt Lake Bees - The Bees are on fire, winning 7 out of their last 8 games. This is due in large part to the offense which has scored 5 or more runs in all 7 of those victories. Third-baseman Luis "Lucho" Jimenez has really turned it on after the All-Star break, slugging .600 in the 2nd half. Overall, his...
By Dave Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer and Brian Waller, AngelsWin.com Columnist
Get used to the name Travis Witherspoon Angel fans because it’s a name you will be hearing a lot of for the next several years. For those not familiar with Witherspoon, he was selected by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim out of Spartanburg Methodist College in the 12th round (No. 381 overall...