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Rotowire: Feb 5 / 10:44a ET
News: Friedrich was claimed off waivers by the Angels on Friday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Friedrich was designated for assignment last Thursday by the Rockies. The Angels don't have many lefties in the bullpen and Friedrich is out of minor league options, so the 28-year-old should help provide some left-handed depth in the major league bullpen. He had some troubles last season out of the bullpen, though, as he posted a 5.25 ERA in his first full season in the majors, though over half of his appearances were at hitter-friendly Coors Field.
Rotowire: Jan 28 / 5:42p ET
News: Friedrich was designated for assignment Thursday.
Impact: The Rockies acquired pitchers Jake McGee and German Marquez on Thursday, forcing the organization to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Friedrich, a former top prospect in the Rockies organization, made 68 appearances in the majors last season, working a 5.25 ERA with 45 strikeouts and 25 walks over 58.1 innings of work. He'll now be subject to waivers.