Angels release Carlos Pena, Chad Tracy, Torrealba

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Veterans Carlos Pena, Chad Tracy and Yorvit Torrealba have been released by the Los Angeles Angels after failing to win roster spots during spring training.

The Angels also reassigned left-hander Wade LeBlanc to minor-league camp Sunday.

Tracy batted .303 with seven RBIs during 17 spring games with the Angels, but couldn’t win a job as a backup corner infielder.

Pena was hoping to be Albert Pujols’ backup at first base, but the former All-Star batted just .139 with 14 strikeouts in spring training.

Torrealba is a 12-year major league veteran catcher, but the Angels are set at the position with Chris Iannetta and Hank Conger.