Angels Place Outfielder On Waivers For 2nd Time in a Week

It's bad enough when your team places you on waivers once, and no one claims you. But what does it say about you as a player if your team then goes and puts you on waivers again, less than a week later?

That's the confidence-crushing reality facing Randal Grichuk today, after the Los Angeles Angels once again put him out there for any team around baseball to claim. (Of course, his $9.3M contract, which any claiming team would have to pick up the balance of, is a huge sticking point here).

Grichuk was part of the 6-pack that the Angels put on waivers late last month, which included Lucas Giolito, relievers Matt Moore, Reynaldo López and Dominic Leone and outfielder Hunter Renfroe. All of the other five were claimed by other teams. Grichuk? Not so much.

The 32 year old stayed with the Angels, and although he's posted a .263 average and .721 OPS with a home run in six games since then, overall he's batting .183 with a .591 OPS with LA since coming over from the Colorado Rockies at the trade deadline at the end of July. 

With less than a month left in the season, perhaps a team in need chasing a playoff spot (like, say, the Marlins, who just lost Jorge Soler to the IL), might be willing to put up the approximately $1.3M left on the deal for a September boost down the stretch. We'll know within a day or two.

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