Gillaspie should have a chance to play in Los Angeles in the short term after Angels third baseman David Freese fractured his right index finger, an injury that will keep him out at least two weeks.
The White Sox announced that 3B Conor Gillaspie, who was designated for assignment on July 19th, has been traded to the Angels for cash considerations. 640 OPS this season, but he batted. 237 with 15 RBI in 58 games and losing the third base job to Tyler Saladino. Gillaspie is expected to join the team over the weekend.
It is unknown whether Gillaspie’s struggles are due to his ongoing battle with plantar fasciitis, but with the Sox difficulties catching (and hitting) the ball, the writing had been on the wall for some time with Conor. 282 with a. 336 on base percentage, seven home runs and 57 RBIs in 130 games for the White Sox. He hit. 245 with 13 homers and 40 RBIs in 134 games in 2013. “We know he’s a better player than he showed this year”. Utility man Taylor Featherston can also play third base.
The Angels designated left-hander Adam Wilk for assignment to make room on their 40-man roster. “Hopefully he’ll rebound to where he was at the start of this year, get a fresh start and contribute for us”.
The Angels had called up Kyle Kubitza from Triple-A Salt Lake after Freese broke his finger.