The MLB offseason is just getting started, but the Angels have already made some notable additions both in free agency and via trade. On Tuesday night, they made another move with an eye toward ending their eight-year drought.
The Angels acquired outfielder Hunter Renfroe from the Brewers in exchange for pitchers Janson Junk, Elvis Peguero and Adam Seminaris, The team announced. Renfro joins quarterback Gio Orchila and All-Star pitcher Tyler Anderson as the Angels’ notable offseason acquisitions.
Renfro, 30, hit .255/.315/.492 with 29 home runs in 125 games with Milwaukee last season after hitting 31 with 96 RBI the previous season with Boston. The Angels would be Renfrew’s fifth team in five years after spending his first four major league seasons with the Padres.
Renfrew has played mostly right field, but has some experience on the left side as well, which is where the Angels have a clear opportunity. One of the MVPs on the team in 2022, Taylor Ward is a former Los Angeles first-rounder. Renfrew will hit free agency after next season.
Junk is ranked by MLB.com as the Angels’ 16th baserunner, while Peguero and Seminaris never finish in the top 30. A fifth-round pick in 2020, Seminary had a 3.54 ERA over 101 2/3 innings pitched last season, pitching at three different levels and eventually reaching Triple A.
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