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Angels sign Bill Hall to minor league contract

Jan 30, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT

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From FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal comes word that the Angels have agreed to a minor league contract with veteran infielder Bill Hall. The deal includes an invitation to spring training, though Hall is highly doubtful to win an Opening Day roster spot.

The 33-year-old spent the majority of the 2012 season with the Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk, batting .246/.300/.430 in 370 plate appearances.

Hall is a .248/.308/.436 career hitter in the majors.

  1. halohonk - Jan 30, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    This guy must know Arte Moreno or something. Have no clue why this is even news worthy. Maybe any of you Oriole honks can fill me in on this scrub, never heard of him.

    • ptfu - Jan 30, 2013 at 9:44 PM

      Bill Hall’s career numbers vs the Angels: .333/.409/.641. Why wouldn’t you want him on the team? :-)

      • takavl - Jan 30, 2013 at 9:56 PM

        Billy Hall does it ALL! Loved him on the Red Sox…

  2. cadillacjosh - Jan 30, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Man when he went on a tear in 2006 with the Brewers, we all thought we found the next superstar. There’s even a Bill Hall chant that was invented for him. I really dont know what happened to him. He was good defensively though, everywhere. The Brewers played him in all 3 outfield spots and 3rd/2nd. Pretty versatile guy.

  3. halohonk - Jan 30, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    All righty then. Sounds like Jerry Dipoto and you guys think this guy can fit in. Since we lost Isturis our all around utility guy the thinking must be for Hall to fill that void. Hope he pans out. Again Halos making some good moves this offseason. Gonna be great year.

    • echech88 - Jan 31, 2013 at 10:08 AM

      Izturis.

  4. soundsofsuccess7 - Jan 30, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    low risk.

    best case scenario, he turns it back on and is a nice utikityman.

    worst case, he sits in the minors with no big deal of.a contract.

    • pauleee - Jan 31, 2013 at 11:11 AM

      Exactly, why would anybody question this, seems a no-brainer. Didn’t the Yankees end up with two in their starting rotation by this method?

      U-tik-i-ty!

  5. paepae805 - Jan 31, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Bill Hall will be best known for hitting a walk off homerun on mothers day in 05 or 06 with the Pink Bat and his mother was in the stands at Miller Park. Great memories.

    Otherwise, he stole 28 mil from Milwaukee

  6. yankeepunk3000 - Jan 31, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    I want his tweet saying he’s now a (insert team here)!

  7. pdcooper08 - Jan 31, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Great signing. Low cost and great insurance. Who knows, ever year theirs one or two guys that seeks onto the roster. Can’t hurt having him.

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