Angels call up ’22 first-round pick SS Zach Neto

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The Los Angeles Angels called up shortstop Zach Neto on Saturday, making him the first 2022 draft pick to reach the majors.

Drafted 13th overall last July, the 22-year-old played 44 games in the minors and batted .322/.408/.529 with eight home runs and 37 RBIs.

Neto was slated to start at shortstop and bat eighth in his big-league debut against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park.

In a corresponding move, the Angels optioned infielder David Fletcher to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Fletcher, 28, played in 509 games over six seasons, all with the Angels, batting .277 with 97 doubles and 157 RBIs.

Los Angeles also transferred right-hander Chris Rodriguez (right shoulder) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day injured list.

–Field Level Media

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