The Los Angeles Angels sign Cole Armstrong

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Friday 25 February 2011 at 11:42 pm

The Angels have signed 27-year old lefty swinging catcher Cole Armstrong to a minor league deal. Armstrong played in 97 games in AA-ball last season and he was 87 of 315 (.276 avg, .773 OPS) with 33 runs scored, 8 homers and 43 RBIs. He has now played in 580 games in his 8 years in the minors and he is 518 of 1,998 (.259 avg, .723 OPS) with 212 runs scored, 54 homers, 276 RBIs and 1 stolen base. Armstrong has the reputation of being a solid defensive catcher but he will be a long shot to make the Angels out of spring training.


  1. Comment by los angeles maids — March 1, 2011 @ 11:32 am

    I’m sure Armstrong will be a strong addition to the Angels line up.

  2. Comment by chinmusic — March 7, 2011 @ 9:41 am

    Armstrong isn’t likely going to make the Angels out of spring training. I think he will start the 2011 season in AAA-ball and he’ll have to work his way to Anaheim.

  3. Comment by Maddog — March 23, 2011 @ 6:58 pm

    I’ve seen Armstrong play for a couple of years. He’s a good defensive catcher and has a rocket arm.

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