June 14, 2024

Astros, Angels make intriguing trade

The Astros and Angels reportedly made a trade on Wednesday.

The Houston Astros reportedly acquired Trey Cabbage, a versatile position player, from the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday, per Ari Alexander of KPRC 2 Houston. The Astros dealt right-handed pitcher Carlos Espinosa to the Angels as part of the trade, and designated right-handed pitcher Declan Cronin for assignment.

Cabbage isn’t the kind of player that will steal headlines. He was a fairly well-regarded prospect with offensive potential, though. He played the majority of his games in 2023 at the Triple-A level, but did see 26 games with the Halos.

In 107 games with Triple-A Salt Lake, Cabbage slashed an impressive .306/.379/.596/.975 and hit 30 home runs, per Baseball Reference. He failed to replicate that success in his brief stint with the Angels, slashing .208/.232/.321/.553 across 56 at-bats. Nevertheless, Cabbage offers power from the left-side of the plate and can play in the outfield or first base.

His versatility and offensive potential make him an intriguing prospect. At 26 years old, Cabbage still could emerge as an everyday player at the big league level.

Angels' Mike Trout on left. Astros' Jose Altuve on right. Have Altuve saying the following: Trade?

But even if he turns into a fourth outfielder/backup infielder, Cabbage could still carve out a decent MLB career.

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