Angels give up on 2010 first round pick Chevy Clarke

chevezclarke 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.

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