Angels' Jimenez claimed off waivers by Brewers

Angels' Jimenez claimed off waivers by Brewers

Third baseman Luis Jimenez, out of options and blocked in the Angels' system the last few years, was claimed off waivers by the Brewers on Monday.

Jimenez, 26, is a gregarious, high-energy right-handed hitter with a solid glove but an inconsistent bat. He appeared in 52 games with the Angels the last two years, batting .234 with seven RBIs. He also and batted .286/.321/.505 with 21 homers and 76 RBIs for Triple-A Salt Lake in 2014.

Right-hander Ryan Brasier, who underwent Tommy John surgery in June, and outfielder Tony Campana, used mostly as a pinch-runner in September, were outrighted off the 40-man roster and sent to Salt Lake. The Angels now have two open spots on the 40-man.

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