Angels Land Fist Base Depth With Latest Signing

Tyler Maher
The Los Angeles Angels have added depth at first base with their most recent signing.
The Los Angeles Angels have added depth at first base with their most recent signing. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The Los Angeles Angels have had a solid offseason so far. After making headlines with star signings such as Shohei Ohtani and Anthony Rendon in recent years, they've focused on building depth with smaller moves to improve their roster for 2023.

The Angels made another one of those acquisitions by signing Taylor Jones to a minor-league contract, giving them another option at first base.

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Jones, 29, has spent the past three seasons with the Houston Astros after debuting in 2020. He served in a reserve role for them as well, appearing in just 43 games total while slashing .234/.260/.395 in 131 plate appearances.

While he may not hit enough to crack the big-league roster, Jones has the potential to be a solid addition for Los Angeles. He's already familiar with the Angels after playing in the same division as them and knows what it's like to play for a winner after playing a role on two pennant winners and a World Series champion with Houston.

Taylor didn't get much of a chance to prove himself with the Astros, but perhaps the Halos will be able to find more at-bats for him. He showed a knack for timely hitting with 16 RBIs in 108 plate appearances in 2021, so that could make him a valuable bat off the bench.

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