Grant Green thanks Angels fans for support after being DFA’d
The Los Angeles Angels had to make a roster move on Wednesday to facilitate the addition of pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes, and infielder Grant Green was the odd man out.
Green was designated for assignment to free up space on the 40-man roster for Reyes, likely bringing an end to his short tenure in Anaheim.
Acquired from the Oakland Athletics in the 2013 trade that sent Alberto Callaspo to Oakland, Green hit .263./299/.353 with the Halos in a handful of stints with the Halos from 2013-2015 mostly as a utility player all around the infield and in left.
Green, 28, was drafted by the A’s ahead of Mike Trout in 2009 (in an example of how tough it can be to figure out how best to use a Draft pick).
After the news came out on Wednesday, Green took to Twitter to thank Angels fans for their support over the years:
Thanks to all the Angel fans for all your support over the past 3 yrs it was a pleasure and honor. Thanks again Halo Nation
— Grant Green (@GreenieLocks8) September 30, 2015
Manager Mike Scioscia was very complimentary of Green’s work ethic when discussing the move with Jeff Fletcher of the O.C. Register: “There is nobody in our organization that worked harder than Grant to get to be where he is,” Scioscia told Fletcher. “He worked hard for every opportunity he had. There is no doubt he can fill a role in the major leagues.”
Fletcher notes that the Angels will likely release Green once he clears waivers, and he’ll most likely catch on with another club after that.