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Braves' David Fletcher: Outrighted off roster
Fletcher was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett by Atlanta on Wednesday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Given the $15.5 million left on his contract, Fletcher was easily going to pass through waivers. It's still possible that he claims a utility infielder job with Atlanta, but now the club will have a bit more 40-man roster flexibility. Fletcher has slashed just .259/.296/.327 in 251 major-league games since the beginning of the 2021 season.... See More ... See Less
Braves' David Fletcher: Heads to ATL in trade
Atlanta acquired Fletcher and Max Stassi (hip/personal) from the Angels on Friday in exchange for Evan White (hip) and Tyler Thomas, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Fletcher enjoyed a mini breakout during the COVID-shortened 2020 season and landed a five-year, $26 million contract extension from the Angels the following spring, but he has slashed just .259/.296/.327 in 251 major-league games since the beginning of the 2021 campaign. The 29-year-old infielder still has a guaranteed $15.5 million left on his deal, which runs through 2025 with an $8 million club option for 2026 and an $8.5 million club option for 2027.... See More ... See Less
Angels' David Fletcher: Heads back to bench role
Fletcher is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Rangers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Fletcher went 3-for-13 with a walk and an RBI while making starts out of the middle infield in each of the Angels' last four games, but he looks as though he'll move back into more of a utility role for the final week of the regular season. Zach Neto and Michael Stefanic will form the Halos' middle-infield tandem Monday, and the Angels will likely give both youngsters regular reps at shortstop and second base, respectively, the rest of the way.... See More ... See Less
Angels' David Fletcher: Knocks homer in return
Fletcher went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Friday in a loss to Detroit.
Fletcher got the start at second base in his first game since being recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday. The veteran infielder plated one of Los Angeles' two runs with a solo shot to left field in the seventh inning. Fletcher isn't likely to see everyday playing time as the Angels evaluate their younger talent down the stretch of what has become a lost season. He's slashing .235/.264/.373 with two homers, nine RBI and four runs over 53 big-league plate appearances on the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Angels' David Fletcher: Back in majors
The Angels selected Fletcher's contract from Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday.
With Luis Rengifo (biceps) headed for the 60-day injured list, Fletcher will return to the active roster after being outrighted to Triple-A in July. The 29-year-old has slashed .213/.245/.298 across 49 plate appearances in the majors this year, and he'll likely serve as infield depth to close out the season.... See More ... See Less
Angels' David Fletcher: Cast off 40-man
Fletcher was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.
The Angels made a slew of roster moves, and they are bringing Michael Stefanic and Trey Cabbage up from Triple-A to take the place of Fletcher and Anthony Rendon (shin contusion). Fletcher scored a five-year $24.5 million extension in April of 2021, but he has logged a poor .258/.292/.325 slash line with five home runs in 237 games over the past three seasons.... See More ... See Less
Angels' David Fletcher: Settles in as primary shortstop
Fletcher will start at shortstop and bat ninth in Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Following Zach Neto's (oblique) placement on the injured list June 15, Andrew Velazquez received the first look as the Angels' new everyday shortstop, but that role appears to have since fallen to Fletcher. After producing a .742 OPS with six RBI and a run scored since his June 24 call-up from Triple-A Salt Lake, Fletcher will pick up his eighth start at shortstop Sunday in a nine-game stretch.... See More ... See Less
Angels' David Fletcher: Drives in five
Fletcher went 4-for-6 with a home run and five RBI in Saturday's 25-1 win over the Rockies.
Fletcher hit just .125 over his first eight games this season before he was sent to Triple-A Salt Lake. He tripled his season hit total with Saturday's massive game, though it comes with a big Coors Field caveat. He's also up to six RBI through 22 plate appearances. The Angels have added Eduardo Escobar and Mike Moustakas in trades over the last two days, so Fletcher is unlikely to be more than a light-hitting and versatile infield depth option during this stint in the majors. His best path to playing time is at shortstop while Zach Neto (oblique) is on the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Angels' David Fletcher: Recalled from Triple-A
The Angels selected Fletcher's contract from Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
Fletcher has been white-hot in Triple-A as of late, slashing an absurd .530/.551/.697 over the course of his 15-game hitting streak. Fletcher failed to produce during his brief MLB stint at the beginning of April, but his momentum from Triple-A could carry over into the bigs as he offers additional depth to the Angels' infield.... See More ... See Less
Angels' David Fletcher: Back from bereavement list
Fletcher (personal) was activated from the bereavement list by Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
The 29-year-old landed on the bereavement list Tuesday but is now back with the Bees after spending a few days with his family. Fletcher is in the midst of a 10-game hit streak with Salt Lake, which includes eight multi-hit performances, and has a .365/.422/.442 slash line in 173 plate appearances with the affiliate.... See More ... See Less
Angels' David Fletcher: Placed on bereavement list
Fletcher (personal) was placed on the minor-league bereavement list Tuesday.
Fletcher will be away from the team for up to a week as he deals with a family matter. The 29-year-old has impressed with Triple-A Salt Lake in 2023, recording a .365 average with nine extra-base hits, including a homer, over 156 at-bats in 38 contests. Andrew Velazquez (undisclosed) was activated from the 7-day injured list Tuesday, which will help help cushion Fletcher's absence in Salt Lake's lineup.... See More ... See Less
Angels' David Fletcher: Leaves with hamstring tightness
Fletcher left Tuesday's game for Triple-A Salt Lake with hamstring tightness, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
There was some thought that Fletcher might have been pulled in anticipation of a return to the big-league club, but instead the shortstop exited with the hamstring injury. Fletcher should be considered day-to-day, and he would have to be added back to the 40-man roster if the Angels were to bring him back to the active roster this summer.... See More ... See Less
Angels' David Fletcher: Outrighted off 40-man roster
The Angels outrighted Fletcher to Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Fletcher remains with the organization after clearing waivers but is off the Angels' 40-man roster. The infielder was sent down to Salt Lake to make room for top prospect Zach Neto on Saturday, and the Angels are still on the hook for the remainder of the five-year, $24.5 million extension Fletcher signed with the team in April 2021.... See More ... See Less
Angels' David Fletcher: Optioned out to Triple-A
Fletcher was optioned Saturday to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Fletcher is in the middle of a five-year extension and earning $6 million this season, but the Angels will try to get him right on the farm after he went just 2-for-16 (.125) out of the gate this year. Zach Neto has been called up all the way from Double-A Rocket City in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Angels' David Fletcher: Hitting ninth at SS
Fletcher is hitting ninth and playing shortstop for Tuesday's game against Seattle, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
With Anthony Rendon serving the second game of his suspension, Luis Rengifo moves over to third base and Fletcher gets the start at shortstop against Luis Castillo.... See More ... See Less
Angels' David Fletcher: In Sunday's lineup
Fletcher (abdomen) is starting at shortstop and batting ninth Sunday against the Athletics, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
The 28-year-old dealt with an abdominal injury late in spring training and will make his first start of the season in Sunday's series finale. Fletcher appears to be fully recovered from the injury and should see occasional starts while serving as a reserve infielder this year.... See More ... See Less
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