Angels Acquire OF Hunter Renfroe in Trade With Brewers

Angels Acquire OF Hunter Renfroe in Trade With Brewers

Although the MLB offseason is just beginning, the Angels already have a few notable additions via free agency and trade. They made another move Tuesday night with the goal of ending an eight-year playoff drought.

The Angels purchased outfielder Hunter Renfroe, from the Brewers, in exchange for pitchers Janson Junek, Elvis Peguero, and Adam Seminaris. The team announced . The Angels’ notable offseason acquisitions include Renfroe, Gio Urshela, and All-Star pitcher Tyler Anderson.

Renfroe, 30, hit .255/.315/. 492 with 29 home runs in 125 games for Milwaukee last season after hitting 31 homers with 96 RBIs the season prior with Boston. After spending four seasons with the Padres, Renfroe will now be playing for the Angels in his fifth team in five years.

Renfroe is a left-fielder who has played primarily in right field but has some left field experience, which the Angels have a great opportunity to use. Taylor Ward, a former first-round pick who broke out as one of the team’s best hitters in 2022, is Los Angeles’s everyday right fielder. After next season, Renfroe will be eligible for free agency. rated

Junk the Angels’ No. 16 prospect, while Peguero and Seminaris didn’t place in the top 30. Junk and Peguero both made brief appearances with the Angels last year after spending most of the season at Triple A. Seminaris, a fifth-round pick in 2020, had a 3. 54 ERA over 101 2/3 innings in the minors last season, pitching across three different levels and eventually reaching Triple A.

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