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11/20/10 4:15 PM EST

Angels add Moore to 40-man roster

Outfielder Jeremy Moore has been added to the Angels' 40-man roster, the club announced on Saturday. This move protects the 23-year-old from exposure to the Rule 5 Draft.

A sixth-round pick in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft out of North Caddo (La.) High School, Moore blossomed in his sixth professional season in '10 -- and then continued to open eyes with a brilliant performance in the just-completed Arizona Fall League.

At Double-A Arkansas, Moore batted .303 with a .358 OBP and .463 slugging percentage in 128 games, nailing down Texas League All-Star honors. Showcasing his speed, he had 10 triples and 24 steals to go along with his 13 homers and 61 RBIs.

Taking it up a notch for the Mesa Solar Sox in the AFL, Moore lifted his slash line to .343/.395/.543 for a .938 OPS in 17 games -- scoring 15 runs and driving in 15, while stealing eight bases.

A left-handed hitter, Moore is a native of Shreveport, La., and now calls Vivian, La., home.

Lyle Spencer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.