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The Angels are calling up Grant Green to potentially play some outfield

May 1, 2014, 10:12 PM EDT

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Looking for production in their outfield with both Josh Hamilton and Kole Calhoun sidelined, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels are set to recall Grant Green from the minors tomorrow.

Green has exclusively played second base during his previous stints in the majors, but Fletcher notes that he started the past six games in left field. The outfield isn’t completely foreign to him, as the Athletics experimented with him in center field and left field in 2011 and 2012.

The Angels haven’t gotten much out of J.B. Shuck in left field, so it’s worth a shot. Green, 26, was hitting .365/.412/.529 with 11 extra-base hits (including two home runs), 28 RBI, and three stolen bases over 25 games with Triple-A Salt Lake. Considering how David Freese has struggled, it’s possible that he could get at-bats at third base once Hamilton is ready to return.

  1. asimonetti88 - May 1, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    Welcome back to the bigs Grant!

  2. clydeserra - May 2, 2014 at 12:34 AM

    Good luck with that angels.

  3. echech88 - May 2, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    He is better served spending half his time as the DH platoon with Ibanez. I like Green’s bat but he literally sucks defensively at every position he plays.

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