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Angels release Bill Hall

Mar 22, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

Bill Hall

Bill Hall’s attempt to win a spot on the Angels’ bench was limited by a strained calf muscle and today they released the veteran infielder.

Hall should be able to find a Triple-A gig somewhere and possibly make it back to the majors based on his defensive versatility, but at age 34 he’s definitely finished as a regular.

He barely played in the big leagues last season and hit just .211 with a .575 OPS in 62 games for the Astros and Giants in 2011.

  1. mrfloydpink - Mar 22, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    And if he can’t find a Triple A team to play for, he can just sign with the Astros.

  2. takavl - Mar 23, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    “Bill Hall Does It All” had a solid season with the Red Sox (2010), the year that also featured him pitching a scoreless ninth (!)…seemed like a decent dude, always ready to play, and generally said non-dumb things. Can’t dislike him at all, and wish him well…

  3. jkaflagg - Mar 23, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Nothing personal about Bill Hall, but I hve to admit I’m glad to see this….the Angels seemed enamored with his ability to “play” multiple positions, despite the fact that he has played poorly for the last two seasons; had he stayed healthy, he likely would have been handed the job and the Angels would have learned the hard way that he can’t play anymore…..that said, there are rumours the Angels will give a AAA look, so he may rise yet again……

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