Angle starts new chapter at Dodgers camp

Angle starts new chapter at Dodgers camp

Angle starts new chapter at Dodgers camp
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Outfielder Matt Angle, claimed off waivers from Baltimore on Thursday, checked into Dodgers Spring Training on Friday.

Angle, 26, played 31 games for the Orioles last year, hitting .177 with one homer, seven RBIs and 11 stolen bases with one caught stealing in two callups. He spent most of the year at Triple-A.

He's a 5-foot-10, 175-pound speedy defensive specialist, a left-handed hitter and leadoff type who was a seventh-round Draft pick in 2007. He was designated for assignment by Baltimore.

"This is what I was hoping for," said Angle. "It's a new opportunity to come in and prove myself."

Angle, who has two years of options remaining, gives the Dodgers Triple-A outfield protection should they lose Trent Oeltjen, who is out of options and a long shot to make the 25-man roster.