Langerhans, two others, sign minor league deals

The Los Angeles Angels agreed to a minor-league contract with veteran outfielder Ryan Langerhans and two other players on Friday. All three players -- Langerhans, pitcher Eric Hurley and catcher Robinson Diaz -- will be invited to spring training.

Langerhans, 31, has played parts of nine major-league seasons for four different teams, most recently the Seattle Mariners. A lifetime .226 hitter, he will be competing for a reserve outfielder role this spring.

Hurley, 26, was 8-3 with a 5.55 ERA in 16 starts for the Texas Rangers’ Triple-A Round Rock team in Round Rock last season. Diaz, 27, batted .303 in 142 at-bats for Round Rock.