The Los Angeles Angels have finally given up on the season.
The Angels placed starting pitcher Lucas Giolito, relievers Matt Moore and Reynaldo Lopez, and outfielders Hunter Renfroe and Randal Grichuk on waivers on Tuesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN reported.
The Angels acquired Giolito, Lopez, and Grichuk at the trade deadline in an effort to make the playoffs.
Since then, however, the Angels have slumped to 7-17, falling further out of the American League West and wild-card race.
Add to that the loss of pitcher Shohei Ohtani, who will no longer be able to pitch this season due to a UCL injury, and the Angels appear to have raised the white flag.토스카지노
Teams can claim players off of waivers. If they make the roster before September 2, they are eligible for the postseason.
Therefore, teams in the wild-card race or preparing for the playoffs could be eyeing them. The San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds, Miami Marlins, and San Francisco Giants could be interested.
The Angels could reportedly save about $7 million in payroll by clearing them.
The players who are not claimed will remain under contract with the Angels.