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Angels Sign Chad Wallach and Jacob Webb To Minor League Deals

The Los Angeles Angels made a pair of signings this week to add a pair of veterans to their organizational depth in right-hander Jacob Webb and catcher, Chad Wallach, who’s back with the team after spending 12 games with the club this past season. General manager Perry Minasian has...
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Angels' Chad Wallach: Returns to Angels

Wallach signed a minor-league contract with the Angels on Wednesday, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports. Wallach was cast off the Angels' 40-man roster in early November and became a free agent after refusing an outright assignment to Triple-A Salt Lake. However, he'll return to the organization and is a strong candidate to serve as a non-roster invitee this spring. He hit .143 with a home run, four RBI and three runs over 12 games with the Angels last year.
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Angels' Chad Wallach: Optioned to Triple-A

Wallach was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday. The 30-year-old joined the Angels while Max Stassi and Kurt Suzuki were on the COVID-19 injured list, but Wallach will head back to the minors now that Stassi and Suzuki are back to full health. Over 10 games in the majors, Wallach hit .156 with a homer, a double, four RBI and three runs.
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Angels' Chad Wallach: Steps out of lineup

Wallach is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the A's, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Wallach started the past four games but will head to the bench Sunday with Kurt Suzuki (illness) back from the COVID-19 injured list. Wallach should serve as the Halos' No. 2 catcher until Max Stassi (illness) also makes his return.
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Angels' Chad Wallach: Clubs three-run homer Tuesday

Wallach went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's 12-0 victory versus the Rays. Wallach's claim to fame in this game will be being behind the plate for Reid Detmers' no-hitter, but the backstop also made an impact on offense with his three-run homer off Corey Kluber in the third inning. This was just his second major-league game of the season, as he has been pressed into action with both Max Stassi and Kurt Suzuki on the COVID-19 injured list. Wallach now four homers over 240 career plate appearances.
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Angels lose Kurt Suzuki to injured list, bring up Chad Wallach

ANAHEIM ― The Angels will be without their backup catcher for the foreseeable future, and without their sixth starter for another week. Kurt Suzuki was placed on the injured list Saturday. While the team did not specify a reason, Suzuki’s absence is ostensibly related to COVID-19 because he was replaced by Chad Wallach, a catcher who is not on the 40-man roster. No corresponding 40-man roster move was made.
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Angels' Chad Wallach: Beginning year in minors

The Angels reassigned Wallach to minor-league camp Wednesday. The 30-year-old didn't have much hope of making the Angels' Opening Day roster as a backup catchers, as the Angels are expected to move forward with Max Stassi and Kurt Suzuki as their two backstops, while fellow non-roster invitee Austin Romine also probably ranks ahead of Wallach in the organizational pecking order at the position. Wallach, who saw action in 23 games at the big-league level with Miami in 2021, is expected to open the upcoming season at Triple-A Salt Lake.
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Angels' Chad Wallach: Receives invite to camp

Wallach will serve as a non-roster invitee with the Angels during spring training. Wallach spent the 2021 campaign with three big-league teams but lost his spot on the Angels' 40-man roster in mid-November. He'll get to work with the major-league coaching staff this spring but will likely begin the regular season at Triple-A Salt Lake.
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2021 Dodgers in review: Chad Wallach

Chad Wallach continued a family lineage in his brief time with the Dodgers in 2021, and proved emblematic of the desire for catching depth. In many ways the Dodgers have been incredibly lucky the past two years, in that Will Smith and Austin Barnes have started 220 of 222 games behind the plate and caught 98.9 percent of the innings in 2020-21. Keibert Ruiz was the only other catcher to see time in the majors in the last two years, starting twice and totaling 22 innings. But when he was traded to the Nationals on July 30, the Dodgers’ upper-level catching depth was lacking.
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Angels' Chad Wallach: Cast off 40-man roster

Wallach was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday. Wallach spent time with the Marlins, Dodgers and Angels in 2021 but will now lose his spot on the 40-man roster. He hit .200 with six RBI and two runs across 23 major-league appearances with Miami last year.