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10/18/2004 5:04 PM ET
Angels request unconditional release waivers on infielder Adam Riggs
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Angels Monday requested unconditional release waivers on infielder Adam Riggs. This announcement was made by club Vice President/General Manager Bill Stoneman.

Riggs, 31, spent much of the 2004 season at triple-A Salt Lake. He batted .331 (149/450) with 104 runs scored, 33 doubles, eight triples, 29 home runs and 90 RBI in 112 games with the Stingers. Riggs ranked second in the Pacific Coast League with 70 extra base hits. He appeared in 16 games during two stints with the Angels this season, batting .194 (7/36) with two runs scored, three doubles and three RBI. Riggs played in two games of the Division Series vs. Boston, finishing 0-for-1 in one pinch-hit appearance.

A native of Steubenville, OH, Riggs owns a .216 (33/153) lifetime average with 18 runs scored, nine doubles, a triple, three home runs and 10 RBI in 61 games. He has appeared in the major leagues with Los Angeles (1997), San Diego (2001) and Anaheim (2003-04).

Originally selected by Los Angeles in the 22nd round of the 1994 free agent draft, Riggs was acquired by the Angels as a minor league free agent, Jan. 22, 2003.

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