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Dustin Ackley | First Baseman | #6

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/26/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (2) / SEA

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Angels re-signed INF/OF Dustin Ackley to a minor league contract.
Ackley will likely be assigned to Triple-A Salt Lake. The second-overall pick of the 2009 MLB Draft spent all of 2017 with the Angels' Triple-A team, batting just .216 with six homers in 116 games in the Pacific Coast League. He'll remain minor league depth for Anaheim. Apr 4 - 10:50 PM

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Angels re-assigned INF/OF Dustin Ackley to minor league camp.

Ackley can't play the outfield yet following last year's shoulder surgery, so it was a given that he wouldn't make the Opening Day roster. He'll likely stay in extended spring training for a while.
Fri, Mar 31, 2017 01:20:00 PM

Dustin Ackley (shoulder) began taking batting practice and did some light throwing Wednesday.

Ackley is being eased into things following last June's shoulder surgery. He's not able to play the outfield yet. "Making baby steps," Ackley said. "Things are starting to progress a little more, not just standing still."
Fri, Mar 3, 2017 01:11:00 PM

Dustin Ackley (shoulder) hasn't been cleared to throw yet.

He's been taking ground balls but obviously still has some hurdles to clear. Coming off shoulder surgery, it's going to be hard for Ackley to crack the Angels' Opening Day roster if he isn't healthy. Ackley hit just .148 over 61 at-bats for the Yankees last season.
Sat, Feb 25, 2017 11:31:00 PM

Dustin Ackley (shoulder) isn't ready to play second base or the outfield yet.

Ackley had surgery last June to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, and his ability to throw is still limited. He's able to play first base now and thinks he can play second base in the next week or so, but playing the outfield might take a while longer. Ackley is competing for a utility job with the Angels after signing a minor league deal earlier this month.
Sun, Feb 19, 2017 11:07:00 AM

Angels signed INF/OF Dustin Ackley to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

This is the first we've heard of Ackley since the Yankees released him in November. Ackley missed most of last season with a torn labrum in his right shoulder. The 28-year-old arrived in the league with high expectations after being drafted second overall in 2009 but has never topped 15 homers or 70 RBI in a season. He'll try to crack the big league roster as a utility man.
Sat, Feb 4, 2017 08:05:00 PM

Yankees released INF/OF Dustin Ackley.

The former No. 2 overall pick was projected by to earn $3.2 million in his final year of arbitration eligibility. Ackley, who will turn 29 in February, has been a big disappointment, sporting a career .241/.304/.367 batting line over his six seasons. He had labrum surgery on his right shoulder in June.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 09:05:00 AM

Yankees activated INF/OF Dustin Ackley from the 60-day disabled list.

He's now back on the 40-man roster, although Ackley is a likely non-tender candidate. He's hit just .241/.304/.367 over parts of six seasons and had labrum surgery on his shoulder in June.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 01:45:00 PM

Yankees transferred 1B/OF Dustin Ackley (shoulder) to the 60-day disabled list.

Ackley will miss the rest of the year after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum. With Ackley and Mark Teixeira (knee) both sidelined, the Yankees are scrambling to find a first baseman. Chris Parmelee was called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday but he's only a short-term fix.
Sat, Jun 4, 2016 10:15:00 AM

Dustin Ackley will undergo season-ending surgery to repair the torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Ackley suffered the torn labrum (and a shoulder dislocation) on a slide Sunday against the Rays. He'll finish up 2016 with a .148 batting average and .390 OPS in 28 games. The 28-year-old is a definite non-tender candidate.
Tue, May 31, 2016 05:26:00 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Monday that Dustin Ackley (shoulder) could require surgery.

Ackley, who was placed on the disabled list Monday, was diagnosed with a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Either way, he's facing a lengthy absence. There should be more clarity on his status in the coming days.
Mon, May 30, 2016 05:26:00 PM

Yankees placed INF/OF Dustin Ackley on the 15-day disabled list with a dislocated shoulder.

Ackley hurt himself on a slide Sunday against the Rays. It's not clear how long he might be out, but it figures to be more than 15 days. Rob Refsnyder has been called up in a corresponding 25-man roster move.
Mon, May 30, 2016 02:16:00 PM

Dustin Ackley was removed from Sunday's game against the Rays with a shoulder injury.

Ackley suffered the injury while sliding. He's heading for an MRI and could be looking at a possible stint on the disabled list. Expect an update from the Yankees on his status after learning the MRI results.
Sun, May 29, 2016 04:19:00 PM

Dustin Ackley was scratched from Saturday's Grapefruit League contest due to tightness in his quadriceps.

The injury isn't believed to be major, but it's enough for the club to not want to risk Ackley traveling on Saturday. Expect him back in the Yankees lineup at some point next week.
Sat, Mar 12, 2016 11:17:00 AM

Yankees and INF/OF Dustin Ackley avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.2 million contract.

It's a nice little bump in salary in his second year of arbitration eligibility. Ackley hit .231/.284/.429 with 10 homers for the Mariners and Yankees last season and is in line to serve as a utility player in 2016.
Fri, Jan 15, 2016 03:04:00 PM

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