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Angels sign Chris Volstad

Nov 6, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that the Angels have signed right-hander Chris Volstad to a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training.

Volstad is a former top prospect and first-round pick who once looked like a promising young pitcher, making a very impressive debut for the Marlins as a 21-year-old in 2008, but he has a 5.22 ERA in 619 innings since then and spent most of the past two seasons at Triple-A not doing particularly well.

He’s still just 27 years old, but the Angels will obviously be in bad shape if he secures an Opening Day job next spring.

  1. asimonetti88 - Nov 6, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    “He’s still just 27 years old, but the Angels will obviously be in bad shape if he secures an Opening Day job next spring.”

    Well one of the other options is Joe Blanton, so might as well see what the kid’s got.

  2. jarathen - Nov 7, 2013 at 7:50 AM

    It’s Minor League depth, which the Angels seriously lack.

  3. spc7ray - Dec 10, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    another great signing–The Angels sure are stockpiling there pitching with good ones–Maybe the whole staff will be full of Joe Blantons-after Weaver and Wilson–great job Diporto

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