The Los Angeles Angels have designated short stop Brendan Harris for assignment and called up Thomas Field from Triple-A Salt Lake.
Harris homered in his final start for the Angels on July 10th against the Cubs in a 13-2 win. He saw a decent amount of playing time in April with the Angels as their infield was banged up, but has only had a total of 50 at bats in the 2 1/2 months since.
The designated short stop was hitting .206/.252/.355 with 4 home runs and 9 RBI’s in 107 at bats. As he was designated for assignment, it may be unlikely he ends up being picked up on waivers.
As for the next short stop on the Angels roster, Thomas Field is a 25 year old prospect who will give them a little more defense than Brendan Harris did. Going on an offense tear last month, he hit 9 home runs since the beginning of June.
Field was batting .297/.390/.488 for Triple-A Salt Lake before being called up to the majors. The Angels are currently in 3rd place in the West, looking to close that 10 game gap behind the Oakland Athletics, being 8 games behind the 2nd place Texas Rangers.