Angels replace Harris with versatile Field
ANAHEIM -- On just the second day of the second half, the Angels have made a roster move.
Prior to Saturday night's game against Oakland, infielder Brendan Harris was designated for assignment while infielder Tommy Field was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake.
"Tommy gives us a little more versatility off the bench and it's something that we want to look at," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "I think Brendan, on the offensive side, has struggled in that role, not getting a lot of at-bats and hopefully Tommy will come in and be able to do some things."
Field's natural position is shortstop, but the 26-year-old is capable of playing second and third and has played in the outfield.
In 65 games, Field is hitting .297 with 38 RBIs for Salt Lake. In the month of July, Field was hitting .367.
This is Field's second stint with the Angels this season as he was called up on April 20 when reliever Mark Lowe was placed on the disabled list. Field appeared in games defensively, but did not have a plate appearance before he was optioned back to Salt Late on April 23.
"Tommy has some speed which we can be able to use," Scioscia said. "He probably has a little different package than Brendan Harris and it might fit us right now, a little better."
In 117 plate appearances this season, Harris was hitting just .206 and had three hits in his last 41 at-bats.