Cardinals Claim Former SL Bee LHP Naughton Off Waivers From Angels
Mar 21, 2022, 3:34 PM
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals claimed left-hander Packy Naughton off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels on Monday.
The 25-year-old Naughton, who fills out the Cardinals’ 40-man roster, was chosen by the Reds in the ninth round of the 2017 first-year player draft.
We have claimed LHP Packy Naughton off waivers from the LA Angels.
Naughton will wear number 93.
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) March 21, 2022
The former Virginia Tech star made his major league debut for the Angels last season, going 0-4 with a 7.15 ERA in five starts and seven total appearances.
Naughton spent most of his season in the minors, going 2-2 with a 4.90 ERA in 10 starts and 14 appearances at Double-A Rocket City and Triple-A Salt Lake City.
He did not pitch the previous season because COVID-19 shut down the minors.