ANAHEIM, Calif. – Los Angeles Angels acquire third baseman Gio Urshela from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league right-hander Alejandro Hidalgo.
Urshela batted .285 with 13 homers and 64 RBIs while playing a career-high 144 games in his only season with the Twins, who acquired him from the Yankees last March in a five-player deal. Josh Donaldson to New York. Urshele is one season away from free agency.
Urshela had his most impressive major league season with the Yankees in 2019, batting .314 with 21 homers. The Colombian has mostly played third base in the majors.
The Angels have a $245 million slugger. Anthony Rendon at third base, but he only played 105 games in the last two seasons due to injury. They may also need a starting short stop.
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