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Angels acquire Jack Mayfield from the Braves

They DFA Robel Garcia in the move

Colorado Rockies v Houston Astros Photo by Robert Seale/MLB Photos via Getty Images

The Angels made a move Thursday morning, acquiring infielder Jack Mayfield for cash considerations from the Atlanta Braves. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, infielder Robel Garcia was designated for assignment.

Mayfield, 30, spent the last two seasons with the Astros, but was claimed off waivers in November by the Braves. During his time in Houston, he appeared in 47 games hit only .170 with an OPS of .480. He had 30 strikeouts with only three walks and had only eight extra base hits.

He does however bring versatility in the infield, something that can benefit the Angels. During his two seasons, he’s spent time at second base, third base and shortstop.

Garcia, who was DFA’d, only has 31 games of big-league experience, which came back in 2019 with the Cubs. He hit .208, but did post an OPS of just below .800 with five home runs.