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Angels acquire outfielder Collin Cowgill from the Mets

Jun 25, 2013, 7:59 PM EDT

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As first reported by’s Alden Gonzalez, the Angels have acquired Collin Cowgill from the Mets in exchange for minor league outfielder Kyle Johnson. Cowgill was officially added to the Angels’ 40-man roster and then optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake, where he will serve as organizational depth.

Johnson, a 25th-round pick in 2012, had posted a promising .310/.414/.424 batting line and tallied 30 stolen bases in 67 games this season at Low-A Burlington. But he is far from a top prospect.

Cowgill, a fifth-round pick of the Diamondbacks in the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft, hit .180/.206/.311 in 63 plate appearances this year for the Mets before getting designated for assignment on June 18. He is a .237/.294/.311 career batter in the major leagues.

  1. dondada10 - Jun 25, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Las Vegas, unfortunately, is the Mets AAA affiliate.

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 25, 2013 at 8:23 PM

      An unfortunate goof by Drew. It happens.

    • Drew Silva - Jun 25, 2013 at 8:35 PM

      Oops, thanks.

  2. sisisisisisisi - Jun 25, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    I did not know Josh is that bad.

  3. mj2sexay - Jun 25, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Wow that’ll put the Angels over the top.

  4. dhalb34 - Jun 25, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Isn’t everyone talking about how the Angles continuously give up good young talent for pretty much nothing in return? Good move LAA, not.

  5. madhatternalice - Jun 26, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    I almost feel like you’d get a lot of mileage out of an “Angels acquire outfielder ___” macro.

  6. louhudson23 - Jun 26, 2013 at 1:57 AM

    Apparently some one stole his candy just before taking this photo…..oh,the angst….

  7. nolakrlvr - Jun 26, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Most of been Dipoto’s idea, he would have been the one who agreed to draft Cowgill originally.

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