Angels trade C Perez to Braves for Schimpf

Club acquires veteran infielder to provide depth with Kinsler on DL

April 1st, 2018
Los Angeles Angels' Carlos Perez bats during a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, April 16, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Charlie Riedel/AP

The Angels traded catcher to the Braves in exchange for infielder on Saturday. Schimpf, who turns 30 on April 11, slashed .195/.317/.492 with 34 homers in 142 games for the Padres from 2016-17.
Schimpf provides infield depth for Los Angeles, particularly at second base with starter on the 10-day disabled list with a left adductor strain. The 35-year-old veteran appeared to aggravate the injury -- which he first sustained toward the end of Spring Training -- while sliding into second base to break up a double play in the ninth inning against the A's on Friday.
Perez, 27, appeared in 11 games for the Angels last season, his third in the Majors. He was 2-for-20 with a home run. In 68 games at Triple-A Salt Lake in 2017, he slashed .352/.423/.502 with five home runs. In 595 career Major League plate appearances, he has slashed .224/.267/.332 with 10 homers.