Long was a 30th-round pick by the Angels in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft and batted .286/.365/.455 in his Minor League career. He impressed in Spring Training this year, batting .408 in 24 games, but didn't win a spot on the Opening Day roster and spent the season in Double-A and Triple-A.
Some additional Angels notes:
• Pitchers and catchers will report to Spring Training in Tempe, Ariz., on Feb. 19, and the first full-squad workout will follow on Feb. 25. The Angels' first Cactus League game is March 5, against the Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
• Longtime Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick, traded for pitching prospect Andrew Heaney on Dec. 10, will be unveiled at Dodger Stadium at 10 a.m. PT on Friday.
• The Angels recently hired Chad Tracy, a former first baseman who is the son of former big league manager Jim Tracy, to manage their Class A Burlington affiliate.
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