03/21/12 2:15 PM ET
Angels reassign Navarro, Calhoun, Brasier
By Alden Gonzalez / MLB.com
Calhoun, who was selected by the Angels in the eighth round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of Arizona State University, impressed this spring, batting .361 (13-for-36) with six doubles and three RBIs in 15 Cactus League games.
Calhoun, a 24-year-old left-handed hitter, hit .324 with 22 homers at Class A Inland Empire last year and will likely start the 2012 season in Double-A. He's ranked as the Angels' No. 15 prospect.
"It's been everything I expected and more," Calhoun said earlier this spring of his first big league camp experience. "I've been a fan of this game for a long time and the guys on TV forever, and now I'm in a locker room with them. It's been fantastic. There's so many superstars in this locker room, it's surreal. It's crazy to step back and be like, 'Wow, I'm looking at [Albert] Pujols' locker and Vernon Wells' locker.' It's fantastic. It's been fun."
Brasier posted a 2.92 ERA in Double-A and Triple-A last year after being converted back to a reliever. The 24-year-old posted a 2.08 ERA in 4 1/3 innings this spring, but mildly twisted his left ankle while firing a pitch against the Royals on Tuesday.
Navarro, who has been in the Angels' system for the last five years and won a Minor League Gold Glove Award last year, went 2-for-18 in 15 games this spring.
Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his columns and his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.