MLB: No. 7 Angels pitching prospect will make big impact with Angels
Angels minor leaguers Brandon Moss, Christian Yelich and Jordan Montgomery will get big-league reps after finishing the season with a .272/.358/.461 batting line.
Moss will get more at-bats and face more hitters as the Angels try to build off of last year’s .302/.358/519 slash line.
The left-hander hit .298/.374/.470 in 81 games after coming over from the Arizona Diamondbacks, but he struggled at the plate and in his first four seasons with the Angels.
Yelich is coming off a strong season in which he batted .277/.346/.469 with eight homers and 26 RBIs in just 71 games.
Montgomery, who hit .300/.363/.480 with 14 homers and 29 RBIs last year, has struggled with a sore shoulder and a lingering knee injury.
He was acquired from the Texas Rangers in a trade last month.
The Angels will get to see Montgomery in full before they make a decision on whether to keep him or trade him.
Major League Baseball has said that it will give the Angels permission to trade Montgomery, as long as he stays with the club.
The Rangers are also considering the possibility of giving Montgomery a five-year, $35 million contract.