Angels claim Marc Krauss off waivers from Astros


Marc Krauss, who logged 354 plate appearances for the Astros during the past two seasons, has been claimed off waivers by the Angels.

Krauss hit just .200 with 10 homers and a .615 OPS in 119 games for the Astros and as a 27-year-old corner outfielder/first baseman his upside is limited, but his Triple-A numbers are pretty solid with decent power and lots of walks.

He could work his way  into a part-time role/bench role with the Angels, perhaps platooning with C.J. Cron.