OKBET 007 Hunter Renfroe, a veteran outfielder, has found a new team for the 2023 season.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that the 30-year-old was sent from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday. Janson Junk, Elvis Peguero, and Adam Seminaris were sent to the Brewers in exchange.
Renfroe was dealt to the Brewers from the Red Sox last winter, making this the second consecutive offseason he has been moved. He is nearing his last year of arbitration, therefore Passan said he will be a free agent come the winter of 2020.
The right fielder had a very successful season before, slashing.255/.315/.492. Yet, in those same 125 games, he also went hitless 121 times.
After seven years in the majors, Renfroe is joining his fifth club, the Angels. He played with the Padres for four seasons before moving on to the Rays, Red Sox, and Brewers for a year apiece.
Peguero and Seminaris are lefties, whereas Junk and Seminaris are righties. Last year, Junk made six earned runs in eleven strikeouts in three appearances and two starts for the Angels. A reliever for 13 games, Peguero with a 6.75 ERA and 12 strikeouts. In 2022, Seminaris played in the minors and advanced to Triple-A.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia is optimistic that Renfroe can help turn around a club that finished 73-89 last year and missed the playoffs for the eighth consecutive year.