The Angels have signed outfielder Scott Schebler on a minor league deal, bringing in a player who hit 30 homers for the Cincinnati Reds in 2017, a source confirmed Saturday.
Schebler, 30, has continued bouncing around in the majors for parts of six years, with the Dodgers, Reds and Atlanta Braves. He had only one big league at bat in 2020, with the Braves.
Although Schebler finished with the Braves last season, the Angels chased him before hiring former Braves assistant GM Perry Minasian as their GM, according to a source.
Schebler has a career .239 / .318 / .442 slash, for a .760 OPS.
Schebler, a left-handed hitter, could become a candidate for adding some depth and balance to the field. Mike Trout, Justin Upton, Jo Adell, and Taylor Ward are all right-handed hitters. The lone lefthanded hitter who saw a lot of time in the Angels outfield last season was Brian Goodwin, who was traded to the Reds.