According to Robert Murray of FanSided, the Angels and outfielder Dillon Thomas have reached an agreement on a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training.
Thomas was qualified to sign a minor league contract even while the lockout/transaction freeze was still in effect because he wasn’t on a Major League injured list or a 40-man roster at the end of the season.
With the Mariners this past season, Thomas, 29, made his big league debut, playing in four games and finishing 1-for-9 with a single for his first MLB hit.
With the Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate in Tacoma, where he finished the season, he batted .269/.377/.448 with 13 home runs, 19 doubles, a triple, and 12 steals (in 13 tries).
Both in the major leagues, where he struck out in seven out of nine plate appearances and in Tacoma, where he struck out at a rate of 29.6 percent, strikeouts were a problem.
Thomas, a 2011 fourth-round choice of the Rockies, played six seasons in the Colorado organization (2011–17), two more in the Brewers organization (2018–19), and one with the M’s last season.
His career average in the minor leagues is .262/.333/.394, and his strong performance in Triple-A last season was his only significant exposure to that level.
In 2017, he also had three trips to the plate with the Rockies’ Triple-A team. He has played more than 2200 professional innings in right and left field and has also played 465 innings in center field, but he is predominantly a corner outfielder.
Dillon Thomas Contract
Dillon Thomas agreed to a one-year, $700,000 deal with the Los Angeles Angels, including a guaranteed $700,000.
Dillon Thomas Salary
The average salary for Dillon Thomas is $70,000 per year.
Dillon Thomas Net Worth
Dillon Thomas has a net worth estimation of $500,000