A small intra-division trade perks up our Tuesday evening. The Angels announced the club has received cash considerations from the Rangers in exchange for utilityman Kyle Kubitza.
Kubitza, 25, was drafted by the Braves in the third round of the 2011 draft. The Braves then sent him to the Angels in January 2015 in exchange for a pair of minor leaguers. He made his major league debut last year, racking up only seven singles and zero extra-base hits in 39 plate appearances.
Kubitza has spent the 2016 season at Triple-A Salt Lake, where he’s hit .253/.349/.366 with 12 extra-base hits in 215 plate appearances. He does have versatility, however. Originally a third baseman, Kubitza has played first and second base as well as left field this year.