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Angels add Brandon Marsh and Chris Rodriguez to 40-man roster

There are currently two open spots on the 40-man roster

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The Angels made some moves to their active roster today, adding outfielder Brandon Marsh and right-handed pitcher Chris Rodriguez to their 40-man roster. There are currently two open spots on the roster now after the additions.

Marsh, 22, was selected in the second round of the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft. Per MLB.com, he is currently the Angels’ No. 1 prospect and the No. 73 overall prospect in all of baseball.

His last action came back in 2019 with the Mobile BayBears of AA. In 96 games, the outfielder hit .300 with an OPS of .811. He hit seven home runs and drove in 43 runs while adding 18 stolen bases.

Rodriguez, 22, was selected by the Angels in fourth round of the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft. Per MLB.com, he’s their No. 6 overall prospect. The righty last pitched professionally in 2019 for the Inland Empire 66er’s (A). He appeared in only three games, throwing 9 13 innings of scoreless ball. Rodriguez struck out 13 and issued four walks.

He hasn’t thrown much over the years, as a back injury wiped away his entire 2018 season and forced him to have surgery to repair a stress fracture after three starts in 2019. Since 2016, he’s appeared in a total of only 24 games.