The Los Angeles Angels have given up on the 30th overall pick from the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft.
Drafted out of high school the now 22-year-old never made it past High-A ball.
The Angels had viewed Clarke as a five tool outfielder when they selected him in 2010. Instead he had struggled to a career .219/.306/.337 line with 23 home runs in 379 minor league games.
Diamondbacks release Eric Smith
Meanwhile the Arizona Diamondbacks have given up on pitcher Eric Smith.
Smith, 25, was a second round pick in 2009 but has done little in his minor league career owning a 5.10 ERA. He
Last season Smith was suspended 50 games under baseball’s drug abuse program.