Third baseman Chad Tracy, who was released by the Angels late in spring training, has called it quits. The 33-year-old Tracy, who hit a home run in his last major league game with Washington, retires with a .274 lifetime batting average and 84 home runs, including 47 combined in his peak seasons with Arizona in 2005 and 2006.
The Angels announced Sunday they released Carlos Pena, Yorvit Torrealba and Chad Tracy. Sunday was the deadline to put them on the 40-man roster. The Angels also reassigned pitcher Wade LeBlanc to minor-league camp.
The Angels signed first baseman/third baseman Chad Tracy to a minor-league deal, which includes an invite to spring training, according to The Los Angeles Times. Tracy hit .202 with four home runs and 11 RBI in 92 games for Washington last season.
Nationals starting pitcher Dan Haren and third baseman Chad Tracy have filed for free agency. Haren played the bigger role in 2013, going 10-14 with a 4.67 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 31 appearances, including 30 starts. He was better in the second half, posting a 3.52 ERA, but has said he doesn't expect to generate much interest after a down year.
Nationals infielder Chad Tracy made a pinch-hit appearance in the eighth inning of Tuesday's game against the Giants. It was his first appearance since he was scratched with neck stiffness on Friday. He grounded out to first in his only plate appearance of the night. He is hitting .175 with three homers and six RBI in 103 at-bats.