Angels request unconditional release waivers on Brad Hawpe.

The Angels requested unconditional release waivers on Brad Hawpe for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release Sunday. Hawpe had been designated for assignment on July 29.

If Hawpe isn’t claimed by another team, the Angels are responsible for paying the remainder of his 2013 salary.

Hawpe batted .185 (5 for 27) as an Angel after his contract was purchased from Triple-A Salt Lake on June 8.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.