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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