UPDATE, February 7: Terms are $2.25 million, and $1.4MM in incentives if he makes the club.
So it’s that time of the offseason again, where teams start stocking up on minor league deals with the hope of getting a valuable performance for cheap and perhaps being a key piece or trade bait during the season. Well, the Angels signing Dustin Ackley may not quite be that, but as a depth move the former number 2 pick by the Seattle Mariners will serve as an emergency option at first base, second base and the outfield corners, as he’s invited to Spring Training with a chance to make the Opening Day roster.
That’s highly unlikely with a career batting line of .241/.304/.367, a 91 OPS+, and only hitting .148/.243/.148 in 2016. But stranger things have happened. Ackley does have a pretty good glove.
However, the part that really stands out with the Halos… He’s a Boras client!