Indians acquire outfielder Collin Cowgill from Angels
CLEVELAND (AP) The Indians have acquired outfielder Collin Cowgill from the Los Angeles Angels for cash.
Cowgill, who agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract, spent the past 2 1/2 seasons with the Angels. The 29-year-old has a career .236 average with 12 homers and 57 RBIs in 308 major league games.
A right-handed hitter, Cowgill appeared in 55 games with the Angels last season and played all three outfield positions. He missed 84 games with a sprained right wrist.
Cowgill has a .271 career average against left-handed pitchers. He was selected in the 2008 draft by Arizona. He has also played with Oakland and the New York Mets.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Indians designated left-hander Nick Hagadone for assignment. The team did not offer a 2016 contract to Hagadone, who appeared in 36 games last season. He had a 4.28 ERA in 27 1-3 innings.
Los Angeles failed to offer a contract to left-handed reliever Cesar Ramos, who became a free agent.