Grant Green thanks Angels fans for support after being DFA'd
SEP 30, 11:38p ET | FOX Sports
Rotowire: Oct 7 / 1:38p ET
News: Green cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: All 29 other MLB teams passed on Green after he was designated for assignment last week, so he will remain in the Angels' organization for the time being. While Green can play all around the field, he's done little at the plate in 109 games at the highest level to suggest he will ever be more than a fringe major leaguer (.249/.283/.335).
Rotowire: Sep 30 / 1:23p ET
News: Green was designated for assignment by the Angels on Wednesday.
Impact: His defensive versatility was not enough to compensate for the lack of offensive production at the major league level. In 21 games with the big club this season, Green went just 8-for-42 (.190 average) with one extra-base hit and 14 strikeouts, lowering his line at the highest level to .249/.283/.335. The 28-year-old did hit .306/.337/.449 at Triple-A Salt Lake this season, so it's at least possible he could draw interest from another club.
Rotowire: Sep 1 / 4:25p ET
News: Green is out of the lineup Tuesday, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.
Impact: Taylor Featherston was activated Tuesday, meaning the playing time at second base could be closer to a 50/50 split while Johnny Giavotella (illness) is out.