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Luis Jimenez Claimed by Brewers, Tony Campana a Free Agent

2014's bit players are the first to go...

Adios, Lucho!
Adios, Lucho!
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The Angels began making room on the 40-Man roster during the World Series, waiving three players. Each found a different fate and only one remains with the club.

Perennial prospect 3B Luis Jimenez, aka Lucho, was claimed off waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers. Known as much for his personality as his AAA glove and AA bat, Jimenez is 25 and with Kaleb Cowart impressing in the Arizona Fall League and a tandem of Gordon Beckham and David Freese heading to arbitration this just wasn't Lucho's organization. He played n 34 games last season getting 110 Plate Appearances and doing very little in them. He was a September call up this season and saw action in 18 games.

Pinch Running outfielder Tony Campana made it through waivers and elected free agency. While he could still sign with the Angels for a Spring Training tryout, this opens up his options to sign with any club. This closes the book on the trade of prospect Zach Borenstein to the Diamondbacks for Campana and relief pitcher Joe Thatcher, also a free agent.

Relief pitcher and Tommy John surgery survivor Ryan Brasier cleared waivers and remains the property of the club.