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Dodgers claim Matt Angle off waivers

He's an outfielder from the Baltimore Orioles, a speed guy with good defensive ability. More importantly, perhaps, is the fact he has two minor league options left, meaning he has no shot at making a club that already is kneedeep in outfielders.

Matt Angle made his major league debut for the Orioles last year, batting .177 in 30 games with 11 steals in 12 attempts. He is 26 and has been in the Orioles organization since they drafted him in the seventh round in 2007. He has a career minor league average of .285 with a solid .372 OBP and a stolen-base percentage of 82.4 (169 for 205).

``I don't think we're really considering him for a spot right now,'' Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. ``But this will give us a good chance to look at him and see what his tool set looks like and go from there, get to know him a little bit.''

To clear a 40-man roster spot, the Dodgers moved pitcher Rubby De La Rosa to the 60-day disabled list. He is recovering from Tommy John surgery late last season.