Angels trade for outfielders David DeJesus, David Murphy

David DeJesus/Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Rays,


The Angels on Tuesday announced they have acquired outfielder David DeJesus from the Tampa Bay Rays for right-handed minor-league pitcher Eduar Lopez.

Also, an industry source confirmed the Angels also acquired outfielder David Murphy from Cleveland for minor-league shortstop Eric Stamets.

These moves come a day after the Angels received outfielder Shane Victorino and cash considerations for minor-league second baseman Josh Rutledge.

The left-handed-hitting DeJesus, 35, is in his 13th major-league season. He has a career batting average of .276 with 99 home runs and 569 RBIs. He was batting .259 with five home runs and 26 RBIs in 82 games (232 at-bats) this season.

Murphy, 33, also bats left-handed. He was hitting .296 with five home runs and 27 RBIs in 84 games (206 at-bats) this season with the Indians. His career batting average is .274 with 99 home runs and 449 RBIs; he’s in his 10th season.

Lopez, 20 was 2-2 with an ERA of 4.32 in eight starts in rookie-level ball in Orem. Stamets, 23, was hitting .248 at Double-A Arkansas.


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