Angels non-tender Petit, Ege with roster full

Angels non-tender Petit, Ege with roster full

The Angels took care of some roster construction Friday, not tendering contracts to veteran infielder Gregorio Petit and reliever Cody Ege, who now become free agents.

Neither player was on the Angels' 40-man roster at the time of the moves, having both been designated for assignment in the past three days to make room for new acquisitions. The Angels signed free-agent outfielder Ryan LaMarre on Monday and received pitcher Brooks Pounders from the Royals in exchange for pitcher Jared Ruxer on Thursday.

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Petit, a 31-year-old utility man who has played parts of five seasons in the Major Leagues over the past nine years, slashed .245/.299/.348 with 13 doubles and 20 runs scored in 204 at-bats over 89 games for the Angels in 2016. Ege, a 25-year-old left-hander, pitched in 13 games for the Angels last season, compiling a 1.04 ERA and striking out nine batters in 8 2/3 innings.

The Angels have a full 40-man roster heading into Monday's Winter Meetings.

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Doug Miller is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @DougMillerMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.