The Los Angeles Dodgers made a pair of roster moves on Friday, removing a pair of players from their 40-man roster. Outfielder Matt Angle and pitcher Blake Hawksworth were both outrighted to Triple A Albuquerque Isotopes.
Hawksworth, 29, missed the entire 2012 season with a variety of injuries. He underwent right elbow surgery in January, then had to have another elbow procedure to clean up an infection from the first surgery. His various attempts at a comeback were interrupted brief setbacks, and on Aug. 22 he had shoulder surgery. Hawksworth, who with just over three years of major league service time would have been eligible for salary arbitration this winter, is expected to miss most if not all of next season. He was activated from the 60-day disabled list on Friday before getting outrighted.
Angle, 27, hit .303/.376/.412 with 13 stolen bases in 115 games while patrolling center field in Triple A. He was claimed off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles in February.
With the transactions Friday, the Dodgers have 46 players remaining on their 40-man roster, including nine still on the 60-day disabled list. The Dodgers also have seven free agents, and three players with club options, which must be exercised within a few days after the World Series ends.