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June 27, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Los Angeles Angels hats sits in dugout during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim sign former Cubs prospect Yeiper Castillo

The Los Angeles Angels and the St. Louis Cardinals began talking about the possibility of the red birds dealing third baseman David Freese.

Talks eventually pointed towards shortstop Erick Aybar, a position that the Cardinals are looking to fill long term. If the Angels were even considering trading away their shortstop, they would have asked for young arms who were Major League ready, or at least close to being ready.

The Angels have some solid bats in their lineup, but need to work on their rotation and bullpen. So of course this team is going to be searching for strong arms that can keep teams from putting runs on the board.

Now according to Chris Cotillo on Twitter, the Angels have signed former Cubs prospect Yeiper Castillo to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training. Castillo was picked up by the Cubs back in February of this year and spendt some time at the High and Double-A level.

The 25 year old right handed pitcher posted a 3.35 ERA with 80 strike outs over 88 2/3 innings pitched. A great pick up by the Angels who could possibly be on the Major League roster within the next three years if he doesn’t make it this spring.

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