The St. Louis Cardinals have claimed LHP Packy Naughton off of waivers from the Los Angeles Angels. He takes the team’s final open spot on the 40-man roster.
Naughton (25), was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 9th round of the 2017 draft out of Virginia Tech. He made his MLB debut for the Angels last season going 0-4 in 5 starts with a 6.35 ERA.
The 6-2, 195-pound Naughton went 2-2 with a 4.90 ERA in 14 games (10 starts) between Rocket City (AA) and Salt Lake (AAA) last season were he fanned 53 in 56.2 innings pitched
Naughton will wear uniform No. 93.