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What Former Angels Are in the Post-Season?

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With less than a week left in the regular season and the Angels not making the post-season, Angels fans might not be sure who to root for. The post-season does have some former Angels players involved and if Angels fans aren’t sure who to root for you could root for some of these former Halos.

American League

Houston Astros:

Catcher #12 Martin Maldonado

Maldonado, played for the Angels from 2017-2018 and was even drafted by the Angels in 27th round in the 2004, draft before being released in January, 2007. Maldonado was re-acquired by the Angels in December of 2016, and in his first season with the Angels won the AL Gold Glove for the Catching position. The Angels would end up trading him to the Astros in July, 2018, in exchange for LHP Patrick Sandoval.

RHP #21 Zack Greinke

Greinke, pitched for the Angels for a brief few months as the Angels acquired him at the Trade Deadline in 2012, to hunt down a post-season spot.

RHP #38 Joe Smith

Smith, was a key relief pitcher for the Angels from 2014-2016, before being traded to the eventual 2016 World Series Champions the Chicago Cubs.

Minnesota Twins:

1B #24 C.J. Cron

Cron, was drafted by the Angels in the 1st round of the 2011 draft and played for the big league team from 2014-2017.

New York Yankees:

OF #38 Cameron Maybin

Maybin, was the Angels primary Left Fielder in 2017 after being acquired from the Detroit Tigers in November of 2016. Maybin, would end up being claimed by the Houston Astros in August of 2017, after the Angels acquired Left Fielder Justin Upton from the Detroit Tigers. Maybin, would go on to win the World Series with Houston that year. He has played pretty well with the Yankees this season and will most likely make their post-season roster.

Oakland Athletics:

RHP #36 Yusmeiro Petit

Petit, pitched for the Angels in 2017 and was key member of the bullpen and he even won the Nick Adenhart Award in 2017. The Nick Adenhart award is awarded to the best pitcher on the team as voted by their teammates and the award is a tribute to the Angels pitcher, Adenhart who tragically passed away in 2009.

Tampa Bay Rays

1B/DH #26 Ji-Man Choi

Ji-Man Choi was a Rule 5 draft pick by the Angels in 2016, and had some moments with the team. He played mostly 1B for the Halos and did log some time in Left Field as well.

RHP #47 Oliver Drake

Drake, spent about 2 months with the Angels organization in 2018, after the Angels claimed him off of waivers from the Cleveland Indians in late-May of 18′.


National League

Atlanta Braves:

OF #14 Matt Joyce

The Angels acquired Matt Joyce in 2015, in hopes of giving LF Josh Hamilton more days off of his feet and Joyce to play LF. Joyce, under performed and most Halo fans are not big fans of him.

OF #18 Rafael Ortega

Ortega, played for the Angels in 2016 where he was a pretty good defensive Left Fielder for the Halos.

RHP #56 Darren O’Day

O’Day was signed by the Angels as an amateur free agent in 2006, and made his debut in 2008, pitching in 30 games. The Mets took O’Day in Rule 5 Draft in December of 2008.

Los Angeles Dodgers:

1B/ 3B #25 David Freese

Freese, was acquired by the Angels in a 4-player trade in November, 2013, to be the teams 3B. He provided two quality years in both 2014 and 2015 at the hot corner.

LHP #44 Rich Hill

Hill, made a couple of appearances out of the bullpen in a double header against the White Sox back in 2014, and did not record an out.

Milwaukee Brewers- No Former Angels

St. Louis Cardinals:

Catcher #68  Joe Hudson

Hudson, was a September roster call up in 2018 and is mostly known for his defense. He will likely not make the post-season roster for the Cardinals.

Washington Nationals:

INF/OF #47 Howie Kendrick

Kendrick, was drafted by the Angels in the 10th round of the 2002 draft and played for the big league club from 2006 to 2014. He was traded following the 2014 season to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for LHP Andrew Heaney.

RHP #48 Javy Guerra

Guerra, pitched in a few games for the Halos back in 2016. He will most likely not make the post-season roster.

RHP #56 Fernando Rodney

Rodney, pitched out of the bullpen for the Angels from 2010-2011.

Featured Image: AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill
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