The MLB offseason is just getting started, but the Angels have already made some notable additions in free agency and trades. They made another move Tuesday night with an eye toward ending an eight-year playoff drought.
The Angels acquired outfielder Hunter Renfroe from the Brewers in exchange for pitchers Janson Junk, Elvis Peguero and Adam Seminars, the team announced. Renfroe joins infielder Gio Urshela and All-Star pitcher Tyler Anderson as notable offseason acquisitions for the Angels.
Renfroe, 30, is hitting .255/.315/.492 in 125 games with 29 home runs Milwaukee hit 31 last season and 96 last season RBI. The Angels will be Renfroe’s fifth team in five years after spending his first four major league seasons with the Padres.
Renfroe primarily plays right but also has some left experience, and the Angels have a clear opening. Tyler Ward, a former first-round pick and one of the team’s top hitters in 2022, is Los Angeles’ everyday right fielder. Renfroe will be a free agent after next season.
Junk was ranked the No. 16 Angels rookie by MLB.com, while Peguero and Seminaris didn’t make the top 30. Both Junk and Peguero played briefly 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 in 101 2/3 innings in the minors last season, pitching across three different levels and finishing at Triple-A. How Banning Infield Shifts Will Change MLB
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