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Angels sign Chad Tracy

Jan 29, 2014, 11:17 AM EDT

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Not satisfied after signing Carlos Pena and Brennan Boesch yesterday the Angels have added another veteran left-handed bat in Chad Tracy, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun.

Tracy is 33 years old and spent the past two seasons as a bench bat for the Nationals, hitting .230 with seven homers and a .660 OPS in 241 plate appearances spread over 165 games.

He was once a solid regular for the Diamondbacks, but Tracy hasn’t topped a .700 OPS since 2008. He gets a minor-league deal and will try win a bench role as a corner infield backup and pinch-hitter.

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  1. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jan 29, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    What are the odds two players of the same name sign on the same day?

    Seriously, it took me a good 15 minutes to figure out what was going on here.

    • spudchukar - Jan 29, 2014 at 11:33 AM

      Damn, beat me to it. I was just going to comment that the Orioles signed Chad Tracy and wait for the responses.

  2. echech88 - Jan 29, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    Mulder, Pena, Tracy, Boesch, McDonald, Volstad….Halos are definitely dumpster diving in search of lightning in a bottle.

    • jarathen - Jan 29, 2014 at 12:01 PM

      I fully expect a smiling Jamie Moyer any moment now, talking about taking a chance in Anaheim.

    • hep3 - Jan 29, 2014 at 4:14 PM

      I am thinking Vernon Wells is next on the “hit” parade. Ouch, it is tough being an Angels fan these days. Maybe they will forgive Jose Guillen and Fernando Rodney back. Kidding, please don’t do it.

  3. inserthandle - Jan 29, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    Where’s the correction? Not even an acknowledgement of the error? Weak.

    • pauleee - Jan 29, 2014 at 12:05 PM

      What is this error of which you speak? Not very specific. Weak.

      • inserthandle - Jan 29, 2014 at 12:10 PM

        About an hour ago this post reported that Chad Tracy, the 33 year-old bench jockey, had been signed by the Orioles.

      • spudchukar - Jan 29, 2014 at 12:19 PM

        Dude, please read the first couple of comments before you embarrass yourself further.

    • inserthandle - Jan 29, 2014 at 12:37 PM

      So…..the author or editor uses a pseudonym in the comments? And readers…just know this.

      So embarrassed!!!!!!!!

      • jwbiii - Jan 29, 2014 at 1:49 PM

        What error?

        Chad Tracy (IF) Signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a minor league contract and invited to spring training.
        Chad S. Tracy (IF) Signed by the Baltimore Orioles to a minor league contract.

      • spudchukar - Jan 29, 2014 at 3:57 PM

        Stop digging, please.

    • dirtydon - Jan 29, 2014 at 8:36 PM


  4. sawxalicious - Jan 30, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    When was the last time the Angels signed a free agent that was not past his prime? Torii Hunter? Vlad Guerrero? Don’t they know the odds are stacked against “catching lightning in a bottle”? Had they signed a lot of these guys five years ago, it would have made sense. I boldly predict the Angels will be watching the playoffs on TV this season.

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