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Angels acquire outfielder Robertson from Rangers

Marte designated for assignment to make room on 40-man roster
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The Angels acquired outfielder Daniel Robertson from the Rangers on Thursday in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.

Robertson played in 70 games and made 41 starts as a rookie in 2014, batting .271 (48-for-177) with 23 runs, nine doubles, a triple and 21 RBIs.

The Angels acquired outfielder Daniel Robertson from the Rangers on Thursday in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.

Robertson played in 70 games and made 41 starts as a rookie in 2014, batting .271 (48-for-177) with 23 runs, nine doubles, a triple and 21 RBIs.

The 29-year-old Fontana, Calif., native was originally drafted by the Padres in the 33rd round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, and was acquired by the Rangers last April for cash considerations.

To make room on the 40-man roster for Robertson, the Angels designated outfielder Alfredo Marte for assignment.

Robertson has hit .303/.381/.411 with 133 stolen bases his seven-year Minor League career and has three option years remaining. Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto praised his makeup, calling him "a run-through-the-wall kind of guy."

"He brings a nice skill set; we're glad to have him," Dipoto said of Robertson, who has experience at all three outfield positions. "He can really cover ground in the outfield; he does a nice job regardless of where he plays. He'll come into camp, compete for the fifth outfielder's spot, and judging by how hard he prepares and goes about his business, he's got as good a shot as anybody of making the club."

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com.

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