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Angels Recall Daniel Stange, DFA Brad Hawpe

July 29th, 2013

The Angels have recalled relief pitcher Daniel Stange from Triple-A Salt Lake and designated Brad Hawpe for assignment, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times.

Stange, 27, grew up in Orange, just a few miles away from the Big A. He had a cup of coffee with the Diamondbacks in 2010, but he’s struggled in various Triple-A stints over the past four seasons.

This season, Stange has a 4.00 ERA over 54 innings in Triple-A with the Angels and San Diego Padres. He’s struck out 59 batters and walked 29. Stange takes the bullpen spot that opened up when the Halos traded Scott Downs to the Atlanta Braves this morning.

Hawpe hadn’t played too often with the big league club. After mashing at Triple-A Salt Lake, Hawpe reached base 10 times in 32 plate appearances for the Halos. It appears that the Major Leagues are in fact more difficult than the minor leagues.

Hawpe has struggled in the show since leaving the confines of Coors Field in Colorado. He reached base at a .380 clip over four consecutive seasons before the Rockies released him in 2010.

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  • sleepy49er says on: July 29, 2013 at 5:18 pm

     

    If the Majors are in fact more difficult than the minor leagues Stange’s ERA should go from 4.0 to 7.0 after hooking up with Butcher.

  • Jeff Mays says on: July 29, 2013 at 7:33 pm

     

    So with Brad Hawpe gone, the back up first baseman is Howie Kendrick. I wish the Angels would call up Navarro from Triple-A.

    • Hudson Belinsky says on: July 29, 2013 at 7:54 pm

       

      First base isn’t the game’s most demanding position; I imagine that someone else could fill in in case of emergency.

    • Jerry Howard says on: July 29, 2013 at 10:37 pm

       

      I like the Navarro idea. He could be a real defensive asset and this is the right time to give him a shot and see if he can hit in the majors. It will be interesting to see how Scioscia and the organization play out the rest of the fairly meaningless string.

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