The hot stove has cooled down a bit recently after a flurry of major signings to begin the month, but the offseason is still very much in full swing.
The Los Angeles Angels remained active over the holidays by signing infielder Kevin Padlo to a minor-league contract.
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Padlo has only spent two years in the big leagues, but he could already be considered a journeyman. He suited up for four different teams in 2021 and 2022, appearing in just 23 games combined.
The 26-year-old hasn't had much offensive success in the majors yet, slashing .109/.163/.152 with 19 strikeouts in 49 plate appearances so far. He's shown some versatility on defense, however, playing first base as well as third base.
It's unclear if Padlo will hit enough to crack the Angels' roster, but they're willing to give him a chance. Perhaps this will be the year he settles in and finds his footing after a whirlwind start to his career, especially now that he's in a more laid-back environment in Southern California.